Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Compact Oregano Overview
Oregano is a hardy perennial with a spreading habit with soft round aromatic leaves. It is well known for its culinary use, especially in Mediterranean dishes. It is highly recommended for novice gardeners as it is both easy to grow and has a practical use. 'Compactum' is a cultivar that has been bred to have smaller habit and leaves which makes it an ideal plant for pots.
Compact Oregano Companion Plants
How to harvest Compact Oregano
Leaves can be harvested throughout the year.
How to propagate Compact Oregano
Sow during the Spring onto a bed of moist compost. The seeds need light to germinate and so only a very light covering of compost or a layer of vermiculite is needed. Germination takes 1-2 weeks
Divide clumps in the Spring and replant.
Make 10-15cm long cuttings and root in a glass of water on a windowsill or keep moist in a well-draining potting soil mix.
Special features of Compact Oregano
Other uses of Compact Oregano
Culinary, walls, rock garden, banks, border, edging, ground cover, aroma
The leaves are used as a culinary herb that is present in Mediterranean cuisine.
It is known for its effective anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial qualities.