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Marjoram

Marjoram  mar-JAR-um

Marjoram is a cold-sensitive culinary herb in the mint family. It grows 1-2 feet tall and has square stems, gray-green leaves and small white flowers borne in clusters. Pot-sized plants are perfect for containers and can be grown indoors all year round. It also makes an attractive outdoor ground cover in the summer. This tender perennial is grown as an annual in the Intermountain West. It has a milder flavor than oregano and is frequently used to garnish salads, soups and meat dishes.

Full Sun

Height: 18-24″/Spread: 10-12″

Size Available: 1201

Marjoram

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Marjoram  mar-JAR-um

Marjoram is a perennial herb in the mint family. Native to the Mediterranean and parts of Asia and Africa, some ancient civilizations viewed the herb as a symbol of happiness. In Greek mythology Aphrodite, the goddess of love, grew marjoram. The fuzzy green leaves form petite clusters that slightly resemble knots. In fact, it is sometimes called “knotted marjoram”. The genus Origanum contains 40 species, but only one of them is considered true marjoram. The rest are considered oregano. Marjoram has an earthy and woodsy flavor, with notes of balsam-like pine and citrus. Warm, sharp and bitter, the taste is reminiscent of oregano and thyme. Marjoram is used to flavor and garnish soups, stews, salads, sauces, dressings and more. It can also be made into an herbal tea.