Pot Marjoram description:
Showy pink flowers in the summer.
Similar flavour to the not very hardy Sweet Marjoram so it is a good second choice.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
This looks lovely in a herb garden, border or patio but it can be a little tricky to make it last year after year – it must have good drainage.
Also known as Cretan Oregano, Turkish Oregano, and Rigani.
Botanical name: Origanum vulgare onites.
Pot Marjoram culinary uses:
A good substitute for Sweet Marjoram. Use in stuffing, omelette, sausages and cheese.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, fills a gap.
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:
Hardy if well drained.
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 50 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Buy herb plants for your tubs, herb garden and borders.