Pot Marjoram Overview
Origanum onites is a close relative of Origanum vulgare the wild Oregano, and produces masses of white or pink flowers that beneficial insects adore. Commonly known as Pot Marjoram, this hardy sun loving perennial from the east end of the Mediterranean can be harvested for its leaves that make a tasty addition to a wide range of dishes. Conveniently, Pot Marjoran will happily grow in pots and containers, making it a useful addition next to the kitchen door, raised beds or to patio containers. Origanum onites differs from its Turkish cousin Origanum majorana by its toothed leaves and slightly different shaped flower spikes (corymb as opposed to condensed thyrses). This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!