Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
Bush
Hardiness
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.

Crops
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
60°F

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
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)

Marjoram is native to the Mediterranean, and prefers to be placed in full sun.

Water
Low

Marjoram is adapted to a Mediterranean climate and suffers more from too much water than not enough.

Feeder
Light

Marjoram should be grown in soil that is lightly fertilized.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

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?
No
Color
Green
Fruit Size
12.0-24.0"
Plant Height
12.0-14.0"
Plant Diameter
-"
Hardiness Zone
5-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Slightly minty and citrusy. Strong and sweet.