Related to oregano,
with similar leaves and size, but much sweeter more complex flavor and enchanting fragrance.
Besides using in stews and sauces, try a bouquet to freshen the air.
Easy to grow and deer-proof-good for containers, along walks, or landscaping. Drought-resistant, don't overwater.
BOTANICAL NAME: Origanum majorana
Start seeds in flats in early Spring or indoors in winter, in a warm sunny place. Do not overwater. Transplant 12" apart in a garden area with full sun and excellent drainage. Slow to mature but should flower in the summer. To encourage new, bushy growth, cut it back before flowering. Can be grown indoors in a sunny spot.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 5-9/Annual Zones 2-4/Height 1'/Spacing 8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly
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