what does greek oregano like?

rober49(5 St Louis)July 19, 2014

I've got some in a shady location & it's becoming invasive. I have 2 more patches that gets morning shade & intense afternoon sun that's doing fine but not as good as the shady patch. these planting were from the same nursery
.i planted some more a few feet away from the shady patch & it's struggling. of course the 2nd planting could be mislabeled as it came from a different grower.

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Maybe some pictures? Then someone can sort out the definite id.

BTW 'invasive' has a specific meaning and refers to aliens which spread into the wild outside their natural habitat, both animal and plant species. Garden plants which just spread vigorously are not invasive, unless they escape into the wild. But they can be a aggressive. And one person's aggressive is another's happily spreading.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 7:18AM
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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

I've got my Greek oregano in full sun and give it no supplemental water or fertilizer. It grows well but never spreads.


    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 11:22AM
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"Never spreads"! Are you sure it is Greek Oregano?! I like it, just got more, after ripping out a bunch, but it sure does spread (at least for me)!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:59PM
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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

Well, it's what the tag said it was and it has a great oregano flavor, so yeah, I'm positive it's Greek oregano.


    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:48AM
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That's strange that it isn't spreading, my greek oregano isn't very big yet but a lot of the farther reaching branches have rooted to the ground, so it's definitely spreading lol

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 3:57PM
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rober49(5 St Louis)

I'm still thinking the latest purchase was mislabeled. the 3 original plantings are spreading & are blooming like crazy. it's even moving into a dense patch of loriope. the later plantings are not as vigorous. they are pretty much in the same conditions as far as soil & light as the original. I prefer the aggressive version. I'm using it as a ground cover & my honey bees are on it non-stop.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 9:29AM
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Peter1142(Zone 6b)

I was pulling weeds out of my stone wall and found greek oregano growing in it... I wouldn't say it is on the level of an invasive weed, but it certainly spreads.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 1:20PM
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