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Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)

Wild marjoram has famously aromatic, tasty leaves, beautiful edible flowers, and it's also long-flowering and pretty enough to earn its keep in several places in the garden here.
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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Front), Ground Cover (Scattered), In Grass, Kitchen Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Height
60cm (24in)
Common name
Wild Marjoram
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
90cm (36in)

Description

Wild marjoram has famously aromatic, tasty leaves, beautiful edible flowers, and it’s also long-flowering and pretty enough to earn its keep in several places in the garden here. A brilliant filler for vases, it’s also one of the richest sources of pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies. This is a hero plant.

Care Tips

It grows well throughout the UK on sunny, dry, infertile, alkaline soils. Look for it on chalk or limestone grassland, hedge banks, woodland edges and scrub. In early spring, before the plant starts to grow again, cut back the old flowering stems.