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Sweet Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram/Origanum (Tender Perennial)

Aromatic gray-green leaves from red-brown stems. A slow grower, 'cold-sensative' herb. Cultivated for its aromatic leaves that can be used fresh or dried. Very flavor synonymus with oregano, but a bit more balsam-like. Compact in habit. Can be used as a groundcover or border plant, container or herb garden.


Culinarily compliments vegetables, veal, beef, poultry, fish, eggs, pate and lasagne. This is an essential herb for every herb garden and kitchen.

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture
Rich
Well-Drained
Attributes
Container
Container
Culinary
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Additional Information about Sweet Marjoram

The Greeks called this plant 'Joy of the Mountain'. The Greeks and Romans both considered this plant a symbol of Happiness.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Sweet Marjoram

Harvest leaves throughout the season, but best before it flowers. Tolerates poor soils, heat and drought. Does best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Protect from excessive winter moisture.