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Sweet Marjoram

Sweetly spicy leaves add flavor to a wide range of foods. Fresh leaves add zest to vegetable dishes, soups, sauces and Italian cuisine. Rub on fresh meats or add to sausage or meat loaf for extra flavor. Freeze for winter use, or grow in a pot indoors.

Companion Plants

Coral Bells



Plant Details

  • Common name

    Sweet Marjoram

  • Botanical name

    Origanum majorana

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 9 (20°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    12-24" (31-61 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Pinch back for fuller appearance

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Beef Seasonings Collection
  • Ben K.'s collection
  • Classic Culinary Herb Collection
  • Fish Seasonings Collection
  • German Herb Collection
  • Greek Herb Collection
  • Herbes de Provence Collection
  • Mavis F.'s collection
  • Viniagrette Herb Collection