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JohnCrichton75
League City, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2010
9:14 AM

Post #8152135

I bought some Greek oregano in a 4" pot, but some of the leaves have turned a dark red color. Is that normal?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 12, 2010
9:23 PM

Post #8153382

Yes, you will find they darken with the fall. You can also leave it outdoors all winter in a pot or in ground. It will be fine.
JohnCrichton75
League City, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2010
6:32 AM

Post #8153711

Thanks Pod, I thought maybe the plant dried out too much and it was starting to die.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 13, 2010
6:11 PM

Post #8154766

I'm thinking it is a hard one to kill but not bad about spreading extensively either. The foliage is pretty when turning the reddish color.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8493138

I have several patches of Greek Oregano around the garden - this patch grows behind a 24" poultry wire fence to keep the dogs off.

I think my neighbor plucks more of it than I do - they are Italian, and wow can she cook!

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