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Marjoram

Origanum majorana

Happy and carefree in the garden, marjoram packages a spicy-sweet flavor in its bright green leaves. Plants quickly cover well-drained, fertile soil with flavorful foliage. Marjoram thrives in containers and hanging baskets, which showcase trailing stems nicely. Give plants a little shade during the hottest parts of the day in the warmest zones. In regions where marjoram won't survive winter, grow this spicy herb in pots, or dig and pot a portion of an in-ground plant before hard frosts threaten. Frequent harvests throughout the growing season produce a bushy plant. In the kitchen, brew a relaxing tea by combining 1/2 cup each marjoram and mint with 1 cup hot water. Steep, strain, and sip.

Light:

Part Sun, Sun

Height:

1 to 3 feet

Width:

12-18 inches

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Zones:

8-11

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Variegated marjoram
Variegated marjoram
Origanum majorana 'Variegata' is a low, spreading plant that grows 4-12 inches tall and up to 18 inches wide. It makes a great rock garden or edging plant for dry, sunny sites. In midsummer, it bears purple flowers that complement the green-and-white variegated leaves.
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