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Origanum majorana

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Origanum majorana Sweet Marjoram, Herb,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Herbs & Vegetables Clumping, Spreading

A tender perenial herb that is commonly used in many culinary dishes. An attractive and aromatic herb with grey-green foliage that grows approx. 40-60cm tall with a spreading habit. Suited to planting in a pot, amongst edible gardens or as a decorative border plant.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low, Medium / Moderate
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High