Marjoram is one of the most fragrant herbs known. The plant fills the air with scent even when gently brushed against. Marjoram is a close relative of Oregano, but sweeter and more aromatic. The herb is grown as a perennial in areas with milder winters, and as an annual in areas with colder winters.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Growing Habit
- Half Hardy
This tender perennial prefers full sunlight and thrives in warm daytime temperatures in the 70 °F range. Marjoram will not survive harsh northern winters outdoors.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm, Hot
Oregano prefers light, well-drained, moderately fertile soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly, but moderately.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before frost or sow seed directly after last frost, when soils have reached at least 60˚ F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)
Marjoram is native to the Mediterranean, and prefers to be placed in full sun.
Marjoram is adapted to a Mediterranean climate and suffers more from too much water than not enough.
Marjoram should be grown in soil that is lightly fertilized.
- Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, High heat
- Small Gardens?
Marjoram is perfectly suited for container growing, as long as the roots have at least 6" of growing space. Make sure to choose a container that drains well and fill with regular potting soil. Water when the soil becomes dry. Place in full sun. Trim regularly.Marjoram will happily live in a container for the long term, but you should transfer to a larger pot before the roots rot.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Slightly minty and citrusy. Strong and sweet.