Marjoram - Origanum majorana


A bushy sub-shrub with aromatic foliage that typically grows in an upright mound. Cherished as an annual culinary herb and described as having sweet pine and citrus flavors. The leaves are milder with a more delicate flavor than those of perennial oregano (O. vulgare). A popular herb (fresh or dried) for seasoning soups, sauces, salads, stuffings, stews, and roasts; the dried leaves are used in potpourris. Performs well in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Marjoram thrives in gritty, sandy loams - superior soil drainage is important. Great for herb gardens, edging, window boxes, hanging baskets, and containers. 1-2'H x 1-2'W. USDA Zones 9-10.