Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Other: Gray-green
Flower Color: Pink
White
Other: White to pale pink.
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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The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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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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Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, United States - Zone 7a) on Oct 2, 2018 7:36 PM

The common name for this plant in Brazil is "Manjerona-de-Angola".

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Plant Events from our members
Weedwhacker On May 22, 2015 Potted up
Weedwhacker On April 22, 2015 Seeds germinated
Weedwhacker On April 17, 2015 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Would like to know what im growing by Rogerz Aug 1, 2017 1:48 PM 3
Seeds for Italian oregano? by Shadegardener Feb 26, 2016 7:53 AM 13

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