Golden Marjoram description:
Cream flowers in the summer.
This has really rich golden foliage which does brighten a lifeless corner.
The leaves will turn more of a green yellow in hot summers.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
This is excellent for a herb garden, border or patio and is straightforward if given well drained soil.
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Botanical name: Origanum vulgare Aureum.
Golden Marjoram culinary uses:
Use in soups, sauces, salads and with meat.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers semi shade. Sun is okay, but the gold foliage will turn slightly more green in the summer.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, find a slot for it 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. Also dry semi shade.
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.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
Herbs by post for your container, raised bed, patio, herb bed and borders.
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