Oregano
Origanum vulgare 'Thumble's Variety'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Origanum (or-RI-ga-num) (Info)
Species: vulgare (vul-GAIR-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Thumble's Variety
Additional cultivar information:(aka Golden Thumbles)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Chartreuse/Yellow

Aromatic

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Voluntown, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 11, 2014, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I just love this Oregano. In the garden it behaves very well, it does not seed around that much and it stays at its place where I planted it for many years ago. For culinary use I use other and stronger tasting Oregano, but it could be useful for that also. At the start of the season it emerges with striking golden foliage, turning more green in time. It flowers for weeks and weeks, it only stops flowering when the season is nearly over. It makes bees and butterflies very happy.