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Botanical name

Origanum marjorana

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

 This plant has pinkish-white flowers.

Common name(s)

Marjoram (sweet)

Origin

Foliage

Origanum marjorana is a compact, bushy, grey-green plant with small leaves.

Uses in landscape design

Marjoram makes a good container plant, in a large pot with good drainage.

Soil conditions

Marjoram plants need good drainage.

Uses

The leaves are used to flavour egg, meat or vegetable dishes.
Can be used to make an insect repellent spray.
Medicinal –  A tea made from this herb will ease indigestion, anxiety attacks, menstrual cramps, nausea, exhaustion, soothe the aches and pains, fever and flu. The cooled tea makes a face wash for oily, spotty skin.

Wildlife attractions

This plant will attract bees.

Interesting planting ideas

They are very easy to grow and great companion plants. Grow under tomatoes, green peppers and brinjals, no insect will come near them. The entire vegetable garden will benefit from these plants, even between roses and summer annuals. Moreover, It will encourage bees to pollinate nearby fruit trees.

Interesting info

Marjoram is particularly valued for its sweet, spicy scent. It has strong insect-repelling abilities, rich flavonoids and volatile oils.

Propagation

Grow from seed or stem cuttings taken during midsummer.

Harvest

Pick leaves when required and the flower when they start maturing into seeds. All parts can be used.

When to sow

Seed sowing instructions

Sow seeds in trays.

 This plant has pinkish-white flowers.

Origanum marjorana is a compact, bushy, grey-green plant with small leaves.

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