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Origanum vulgare 'Compactum' (Oregano Compact)Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Oregano Compact (Origanum vulgare 'Compactum') Herb in 9cm Pot

Compact Oregano or Origanum vulgare Compactum is an extremely aromatic dwarf herb, with dark green leaves and a mound forming nature. Grown primarily for its culinary use this variety also makes an attractive foliage plant, and will form a spreading mound, it is a really pretty plant too as from midsummer to autumn it is covered with clusters of tiny, pale pink flowers. Ideal for the front of a border in your herb garden or herbaceous border, a rock or gravel garden,great as an edging plant and good ground cover,  it's also happy in a container.

Native to the Mediterranean and Southern Europe, growing  to 15cm tall, Compact Oregano prefers a sunny site and does not particularly enjoy prolonged wet winters, and as such likes a well-drained soil add some grit when planting to help with this if your soil is particularly heavy. It's hardy nature means can remain evergreen through the winter months, if not it will some form a bushy compact plant again in spring.  

Herb Usage

Compact Oregano is an aromatic herb, whose flavour features heavily in Mediterranean and Mexican food, as it has a great affinity for a variety of foods, especially bold flavours like tomatoes,  olives and meats like lamb. It works well in stuffing mixes and egg dishes, too. Oregano is closely related to marjoram, and is also present in many Greek dishes (particularly those featuring lamb). Oregano's flavour is enhanced with drying and is often sprinkled liberally on pizzas.

Buy Compact Oregano Online

Our potted Compact Oregano herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.


Origanum vulgare 'Compactum' (Oregano Compact)Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Light Well Drained soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 15cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary Mediterranean
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Container/Patio