Marjoram is part of the Origanum genus and its scientific name is Origanum majorana.
Similar to oregano but with sweeter flavor. Attractive 12-24" plants with small white flowers. Softer leaves than oregano, with less spiciness and more of a camphor taste. Adaptable to a wide variety of recipes.It is a herb and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Marjoram is known for its forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). Popular varieties of Marjoram with home gardeners are Sweet, Golden, vulgare variegata, Hortensis, and Sweet Asti.
Marjoram is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Perennial in zones 6-8, but often grown as an annual. Annual in colder zones.
Plants prefer well-drained soil.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Marjoram about 49 days before your last frost date .
Plant out after danger of frost.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Marjoram so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Marjoram so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Marjoram plants:
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Sweet marjoram, Majoranka
Origanum majorana L.
Misspellings: Origanum vulgara
Marjoram care instructions
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