Wild Marjoram Seed

Origanum vulgare

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Low growing shrubby perennial with pale lilac pink flowers July to September, beloved of bees and butterflies. Aromatic foliage.

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Description

Origanum vulgare

This rich nectar producing perennial grows on dry pastures and chalky or neutral soils. It is the Oregano used in Mediterranean cooking, but in the UK grows less lushly and produces less aromatic oil. Still good in salads, with tomatoes or in hot water as a herbal tea. Much more scented than the similar Wild Basil

Clusters of tiny pale lilac flowers in May and June on shrubby plants up to 50cm tall. It is often covered in Butterflies, hoverflies and bees. Seed lies dormant in the soil for years and is best sown in the autumn, although it will benefit from a 4-6week period mixed in damp sand in the fridge before sowing. When established, the plants are capable of surviving quite harsh droughts, but dislike being cold and very wet.

 

Seed from Shropshire

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

seed packet 5gm approx50,000seed

Genus

Origanum

Family

Labiatae

Flowering Month

May, June

Colour

purple

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

aromatic, flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun

Native

yes