Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: White to pale pink.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: July - August
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: Start indoors 6 to 8 wks. prior to last frost or 2 weeks prior if direct sowed..
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 5:07 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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