How to grow Marjoram?

  • Latin Family: Lamiaceae
  • Latin Genus: Origanum
  • Ease of Growing: Moderate
  • Growing Type: Perennial

Marjoram is one of the most fragrant herbs known. The plant fills the air with scent even when gently brushed against.


Marjoram History

Marjoram is native to Mediterranean region.

Soil Preference

  • PH (min/max): 6.0 - 9.0
  • PH Ideal (min/max): 6.0 - 8.0

Oregano prefers to be planted in well-drained soil.

How to care for Marjoram?

Oregano is pretty low maintenance as long as it has well-drained soil and sun. It pretty much looks after itself.


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.


Seed Viability: 3 - 5 years

Marjoram will self-seed if left alone.


Sun: min. 6 hours daily

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

Conditions:Cool, Warm, Hot

Season:Short Season, Long Season


Cut the shoots and leaves as you need them. Dry in a dark, cool place and keep in airtight container.

Storage Req: Dry
Storage Temp: 50-65°F
Storage Length: 1-360 days

Marjoram can be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for 3 to 4 days.

Storage Req: Refrigerator
Storage Temp: °F
Storage Length:  days

Marjoram can be frozen for later use. Pick fresh leaves and put in ice tray and cover with water.

Storage Req: Freezer
Storage Temp: 32°F
Storage Length: 1-180 days


Marjoram Types

  • Marjoram
  • 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.


  • Aphids
  • Leafhoppers
  • Spider Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Deer


  • Damping Off
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Root Rot

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