Marjoram - Sweet Marjoram (Origanum Majorana) Aromatic Perennial Herb
Height: 24 in
The leaves of Sweet Majoram add a strong, spicy flavour to cooking; similar but milder flavour to that of oregano. A popular flavouring in German sausages, meatloaf, stuffing and potato soup but also adds a nice addition to cooked vegetables, salads and vinaigrettes. A good source of vitamin K and manganese. Tops are used as a natural dye to colour wool in shades of yellow, orange, brown and grey.
- Prefers full sun
- start the seeds indoors during late winter or early spring. Push seeds just below the soil surface. Seedlings can be transplanted outdoors once all threat of frost has passed.
- Plant in full sun in rich, well draining soil.
- Once established, sweet marjoram is sensitive to overwatering, subject to root rot. Prune often to promote bushier growth.
- plant has dense rounded clusters of small pink flowers that grow on the end of reddish stems
- Attracts various bees
- trim plants when buds appear; cut plants to ground to stimulate new growth
- Seed Count: 1/4 gr