Origanum – ‘Drops of Jupiter’
This herb is meant to be on full display in your show garden! Chartreuse yellow leaves are topped with mauve pink flowers starting later in the summer. The leaves are edible, with less intense flavor than the typical oregano varieties.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Prefers sun and average, well-drained soil of low to average moisture. Shearing back plants will encourage new growth, but is not necessary.
Needs Good Drainage
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edible Herb, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil, Poor Soil
Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring to Summer. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-7
7-9" Pot : 8
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch at planting. No growth regulators needed. Florel not recommended.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
No Insecticides are registered for herbs. Use insecticidal soaps or biological controls.