Scientific Name: Origanum majorana
Common Name: sweet marjoram
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Fragrance, Hanging basket, Herb, Rock garden
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Verticillaster, White, Pink, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Stems 4-sided; leaves perfume scented like pine and citrus, opposite, ovate-elliptic, medium gray-green, and pubescent, most 5-21mm long x 2-11mm wide; florets up to 3mm wide, white to pink