Marjoram - Sweet Marjoram (Origanum Majorana) Aromatic Perennial Herb

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Marjoram - Sweet Marjoram (Origanum Majorana) Aromatic Perennial Herb

Perennial

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: 1/2 gr