Golden wild marjoram

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'

Golden wild marjoram - Origanum vulgare  'Aureum'

Common Name: Golden wild marjoram
Genus: Origanum
Species: vulgare
Cultivar: 'Aureum'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Flower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Gold, GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

  • Loose clusters of pale pink flowers appear from mid summer to early autumn among aromatic golden leaves that mature to a deeper green. This golden wild marjoram makes a pretty edging plant for a sunny herb or gravel garden where the leaves can be used to make savoury sauces. It thrives on alkaline soil an important consideration when planting a site recently cleared of builders' rubble.
  • Garden care: Ensure that plants are well watered during the growing season. Cut back established plants by a two-thirds in late summer to prevent them from becoming too straggly.

  • Goes well with: Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' Melissa officinalis Thymus serphyllum Petroselium crispum Ocimum sativum Mentha spicata

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