Hortensis is a variety of Marjoram which is a member of the Origanum family. Its botanical name is Origanum majorana 'Hortensis'.
Marjoram is a very close relative of Oregano, and is a member of the Mint family. It is native to North Africa and Southwest Asia. It thrives in dry, arid regions, and it grows two to four feet. In ancient Egyptian culture, Marjoram was a symbol of happiness. Harvest leaves at any time after the plant has produced a few dozen leaves. Pick the young, tender leaves as they are best for flavor. Pick them in the morning when the oils are strongest. Spread leaves out to dry in a cool and ventilated area. Leaves can also be put in the freezer for later use.This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Hortensis is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).
Hortensis Marjoram is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Marjoram 'Hortensis'
Growing Hortensis from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hortensis about 49 days before your last frost date.
Marjoram 'Hortensis' information
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