5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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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).
How to harvest Pot Marjoram
Cut leaves as required throughout the year.
How to propagate Pot Marjoram
Lift and divide plants in autumn or spring, replanting straight away.
Sow seed in spring into trays of compost and provide heat. Transplant and grow on before planting out once the threat of frost as passed.
Special features of Pot Marjoram
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Pot Marjoram
Grown as culinary herbs, others for their clusters of tubular, usually pink flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Leaves can be added to pasta, soups, salads and pizza dishes.