Sow the seeds indoors at 20°C year-round. It is native to temperate Western and Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm (7.9–31.5 in) tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm (0.39–1.57 in) long. Origanum vulgare ‘Nanum’ (dwarf origanum):'Nanum' is a compact cultivar with small green oval leaves and whitish flowers. However, marjoram has a finer texture and a sweeter, milder taste compared to oregano. Sweet pine and citrus flavoured grey green foliage. In zones 9 and 10, sweet marjoram is perennial, but you might need to use mulch for protection in winter. If you bring them inside over the winter they are likely to grow back the following year. Perennial herbs are among the most popular herbs for herb gardeners, since they grow for several years, giving you a continuous harvest for your kitchen. Marjoram is technically a perennial although most people grow them as annuals. Add chopped leaves to pasta, meat and egg dishes or use to flavour vegetables, soups and pizza. Marjoram can handle partial shade, so long as the area gets at least six hours of sunlight each day. Marjoram plants like to be divided and a single plant can provide you with sweet marjoram for years (with the necessary winter care). Short-lived perennials can live from three to five years before needing to be replaced and include perennial kale and nine-star broccoli. These days, it is cultivated in gardens the world over. Needs protection over winter. Marjoram prefers to be … Wild marjoram is a British native perennial growing to about 60cm. Still, in warmer climates, it can begin to seed in just a few months as discussed by a 30-years experienced gardener from Florida here.. Marjoram is most at home with chicken and other white meats like turkey and pork. Wild marjoram is a British native perennial growing to about 60cm. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Both enjoy bright sunlight and are not too fussy about soil type. Marjoram herb Marjoram. A member of the mint family. Plant in well drained soil, in a sunny spot. It is in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from August to September. Potted plants make … Fully hardy with a very good flavour, this Marjoram has mid green leaves that lighten to gold in the Summer when it also produces pinkish white flowers. Perennial plants add colour and seasonal interest to the garden from April to November, often attracting bees and butterflies to their blooms, and making great cut flowers too.. Perennials are easy to grow, and incredibly versatile. Marjoram, also called sweet marjoram and knotted marjoram, is a tender perennial grown as an annual. Get advice on growing and harvesting rosemary, sage, thyme, mint, chives and marjoram. Find your plant at knollgardens.co.uk. Even potted marjoram can benefit from being divided on occasion and you can always give away any extra plants. 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