Zaatar marjoram is part of the Origanum genus and its scientific name is Origanum syriaca. It has flavor hints of thyme, sweet marjoram and oregano.The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Paris Green colour. Zaatar marjoram grows as an annual/perennial and is a flowering herb. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Zaatar marjoram is known for its forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.96 cm (1.98 feet).
Israel is believed to be where Zaatar marjoram originates from.
Zaatar marjoram is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Indoors: Sow seeds in late winter, 8 to 10 weeks before planting outdoors in spring. Where winters are mild sow in summer for planting oudoors in early fall. Can be sown outdoors in spring, which is preferred, or early fall, where winters are wild. Sow in a cold frame or a raised protected bed. Cover seeds 3 to 4 times their thickness.Soil temperature should be kept higher than 60°C / 140°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Zaatar marjoram about 28 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Zaatar marjoram so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Zaatar marjoram so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Zaatar marjoram plants:
syriacum, from Syria; Syrian.
The name hyssop can be traced back almost unchanged through the Greek hyssopus and Hebrew esov, meaning “holy herb”.
Because common Hyssop (Hyssop officinalis) is not native to the Mediterranean area, much debate has ensued over which plant was referred to as Hyssop.
Origanum syriacum is thought to be the true Hyssop of the Bible.
Hyssop was used to cleanse the temples and other sacred places of the Egyptians.
It is mentioned numerous times in the Scriptures. While pride is symbolized by the majestic cedar of Lebanon in Jewish tradition, the lowly hyssop represents modesty and humility. br In religious painting Hyssop is used as a symbol of humility. This symbolism of the hyssop versus the cedar gives to understand the plea of King David in Psalms 51:9: “Cleanse me with hyssop that I may be pure; wash me that I may become whiter than snow”.
David committed a sin by taking Bathsheba and arrogantly accorded himself the unjust privileges assumed by foreign kings, thus “he became proud above his people.” David’s prayer for forgiveness can be understood like the plea of the leper: I was proud and haughty like the cedar, and now I beseech you to make me humble like this hyssop with which I ask to be cleansed. (Lev. 14:2-4)
Hyssop is known for its ability to purify the blood, which in Psalm 51:9 had symbolic, as well as medicinal significance.
Hyssop as we know it may or may not be the hyssop mentioned by King David.
In the New Testament, a sponge soaked in sour wine or vinegar was stuck on a branch of hyssop and offered to Jesus of Nazareth on the cross (John 19:29), showing that the cross was not as high as sometimes portrayed (Hyssop is up to 60 cm long).
Hyssop-Oregano was often gathered in bunches and used as a brush or sprinkler for purification rituals.
Wild marjoram, Syrian marjoram, Hyssop, Esov
Majorana syriacum, Majorana syriaca, Origanum syriacum
Zaatar marjoram care instructions
How long does Zaatar marjoram take to grow?
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