Compact Marjoram description:
Rich, impressive ruby flower buds that open to creamy pink in the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for the edge of a border because of it’s low, dense foliage, or herb garden, or next to a patio and it is undemanding provided it has well drained soil.
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Botanical name: Origanum vulgare Compactum.
Compact Marjoram culinary uses:
Use in Italian dishes, eggs, salads and meats.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, put in a gap at the front of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture or dryish stony soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
If there are any leaves with brown spots, pick off infected leaves or cut the stems off and pick up any fallen leaves.
Leaves can get speckled from Leafhopper damage, or curl up from aphid (greenfly) attack.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
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