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hardiness zone 3-4 oregano?  RSS feed

 
Rick Freeman
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Location: NW Montana, Hardiness Zone 4b
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Has anyone in the north country successfully overwintered oregano in the north country? If so, what variety?
 
Travis Philp
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Location: ZONE 5a Lindsay Ontario Canada
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I'm not quite in zone 4, I'm zone 5a in central ontario. I've been able to overwinter the 'common' variety. Bought my seeds from... http://www.damseeds.ca/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=94

If oregano won't overwinter for you, what about trying marjoram, oregano's wild cousin?
 
Brenda Groth
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zone 4, oregano should overwinter for you too, if it seems iffy, mulch it
 
Rick Freeman
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Thanks for your replies Brenda and Travis,

I didn't even think of Marjoram. Great idea! I'll plant both... and for sure I'll be mulching all my perennials. Nothing like fresh oregano!
 
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