Origanum Majorana, Marjoram, Marwa - Plant
Description for Origanum Majorana, Marjoram, Marwa
Marjoram is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavors. In some Middle Eastern countries, marjoram is synonymous with oregano, and there the names sweet marjoram and knotted marjoram are used to distinguish it from other plants of the genus Origanum. It is also called pot marjoram. although this name is also used for other cultivated species of Origanum.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Sweet Marjoram, knotted marjoram||White to pale pink||July to August||1 to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot. Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Dry to medium||22 to 25 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Origanum Majorana
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean. Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds. Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
Typical uses of Origanum Majorana
Special features: Herb gardens. Edging. Effective in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
Culinary use: Aromatic leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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