Marjoram

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Marjoram - Origanum laevigatum  'Herrenhausen'

Common Name: Marjoram
Genus: Origanum
Species: laevigatum
Cultivar: 'Herrenhausen'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Flower Colour: Pink
Flowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained



Small round purple-flushed inedible leaves are topped from June to September by dense clusters of tiny pink flowers borne on red-purple stems. As it matures the foliage turns dark green. Marjoram is a long-flowering perennial that makes a colourful edging plant for a sunny well-drained border or herb garden. It thrives on alkaline soil an important consideration when planting a site recently cleared of builders' rubble. The aromatic leaves can be used to flavour savoury sauces.

  • Garden care: Cut back old faded flower-heads and stems in spring.


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