My oregano plant has some leaves that still smell like oregano and some that are strongly mint-flavored. It is one plant, not two. The different flavored leaves grow on the stems together. There are no mint plants in the area and never have been. Can I get the plant to smell like oregano again? I grew it from a tiny plant from a nursery last year. It is now a bush, three feet wide and 18 inches tall. The flowers are purple. Thanks.
Oregano With Different Flavored Leaves
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Oregano is in the mint family. It does sometimes smell very minty, especially if the plant grows out with long stems.
Don't allow the plant to flower.
I like to keep my plant trimmed up, this seems to help the plant retain a good oil content to the leaves.
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