Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Origanum
Species: O. majorana


Marjoram (Origanum Majorana L.) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, like thyme and oregano.
It is native to North Africa where it still grows spontaneously.
It does not survive cold temperatures, and for this reason it is usually grown as an annual in sunny locations with well drained soil.
Marjoram grows as a bush, with erect stems around 70 cm tall that are woody at the base.
The small leaves are petiolate and grow in an opposite arrangement, they are round, green and covered in hairs.
The flowers are white-purple or pink and can be seen grouped together in apical inflorescences from the beginning of summer to the end of autumn.
Sprigs of marjoram are used in the kitchen to give added flavour to dishes. Marjoram can be eaten both fresh and dried.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Origanum Majorana
Productivity cycle Perennial
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Sowing Depth 1.00 cm
Distance between rows 40 cm / 55 cm
Distance between rows 10 cm / 20 cm
Average growing time 5 years / 6 years
Average sprouting time 14 gg / 28 gg
Estimated growing sqm per person 0.3
Can be grown in pots yes