Marjoram 'Sweet'

    Zones: 7-11
    Exposure: Full Sun
    Mature Size: 12"H x 18"S
    Bloom: Pink, Summer
    Pot Size: 3.25”
    Availability: Ships in 7-10 Business Days
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      Sweet marjoram is a delightful herb renowned for its aroma, flavor, and versatility. This tender perennial originates from the Mediterranean region and is popular among herbalists and chefs. 

      With its compact growth and attractive white flowers that attract pollinators, a sweet marjoram plant is a must-have for any herb garden enthusiast. Shop at The Growers Exchange today for herbs such as a healthy marjoram plant for sale delivered to your home. 

      History and Heritage

      Sweet marjoram, or its scientific name Origanum majorana, is a tender perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its culinary and medicinal uses have enchanted herbalists and chefs for centuries.

      Sweet marjoram has a rich history dating back to ancient Egyptian civilization, where it was used in herbal remedies and perfumes. It was revered among the Greeks and Romans for its culinary prowess and symbolic importance in cultural rituals. It was commonly used to adorn feasts and banquets, symbolizing joy and celebration at weddings. It was also a motif at funerals, conveying a sense of peace and comfort. This reflects the marjoram’s dual role in festive and solemn occasions throughout ancient Mediterranean societies.

      Today, it remains a cherished herb in gardens worldwide for its flavor and therapeutic properties.

      Qualities and Traits

      A sweet marjoram plant features small, ovate leaves that are soft to the touch and emit a warm, sweet aroma when crushed. The plant grows compactly, reaching 12 to 24 inches, ideal for garden beds and containers. Its delicate white flowers attract beneficial pollinators, enhancing garden biodiversity.

      Uses and Benefits

      Sweet marjoram offers various benefits beyond its culinary appeal, making it a valuable addition to any herb garden. In the kitchen, it adds a subtle sweet flavor to multiple dishes. Medicinally, it is valued for its digestive properties, helping to relieve gas, bloating, and indigestion.

      Many opt to add marjoram to their garden for the following benefits: 

      • Culinary Delight: Sweet marjoram enhances dishes with its mild, sweet flavor. Most people describe it as similar to oregano but milder and sweeter. It complements meats, vegetables, soups, and sauces, adding depth and aroma to culinary creations.

      • Digestive Aid: Sweet marjoram is known for its digestive properties. It can help with digestive discomfort, such as bloating, gas, and indigestion. It is commonly brewed into teas or added to herbal blends to promote digestive health.

      • Relaxation and Stress Relief: The soothing aroma of sweet marjoram is conducive to relaxation and stress relief. It can be infused into oils for massages or added to baths to promote a sense of calm and well-being.

      • Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory: Sweet marjoram contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds contributing to overall health and well-being. These properties help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.

      • Natural Respiratory Support: Sweet marjoram has been used in traditional medicine to support respiratory health. It is believed to help alleviate symptoms of coughs, colds, and respiratory infections.

      • Easy to Grow and Maintain: This herb is low-maintenance and thrives in well-drained soil with ample sunlight. Regular pruning encourages bushy growth and ensures a steady supply of fresh leaves for culinary and medicinal use.

      Maintenance and Growing Tips

      Your marjoram plants can bloom knot-like buds throughout the summer with proper care. Here are some essential tips for cultivating and maintaining a healthy herb plant:

      • Location: Marjorams thrive best in climates found in Zones 7 to 11. Use our tool to find your zone and see if marjorams are a suitable addition to your garden. Marjorams are ideal for outdoor gardens or indoor pots near windows with plenty of sunlight. If your marjoram is potted, we recommend bringing it inside for the winter. 

      • Planting: Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost date or sow seeds directly into the garden after the danger of frost has passed.

      • Soil: Ensure the soil is well-draining and moderately fertile. Marjoram plants tend to prefer soil with a somewhat grave or rocky consistency. Avoid waterlogged conditions, which can cause root rot.

      • Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist, especially during dry periods. However, avoid over-watering as marjorams are prone to rot when exposed to too much moisture. Water at the base of the plant to prevent fungal diseases. Make sure the soil is dry to the touch before watering. Once your marjoram is established, it can withstand moderate droughts. 

      • Pruning and Harvesting: Regularly trim the stems to encourage bushy growth and harvest fresh leaves for culinary use. Harvest leaves as needed throughout the growing season. For the best flavor, gather leaves in the morning after the dew has dried but before the sun is high.

      Start Growing Sweet Marjoram Today

      The Growers Exchange offers high-quality sweet marjoram plants grown organically and nurtured for optimal health and flavor. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a culinary enthusiast looking to enhance your dishes, our sweet marjoram plants will surely exceed your expectations.

      Sweet marjoram is delightfully flavorful and has therapeutic benefits. Experience the joy of growing your fresh herbs by shopping for your herb plants today at The Growers Exchange!

    • Origanum x majoricum
      Characteristics: 'Sweet Marjoram' has small gray-felty leaves and terminal heads of white flowers. This tender perennial does wonderfully in pots on the patio that can be brought inside for the winter. Sweet Marjoram has a sweeter and milder flavor than its cousin Oregano.
      Light: Marjoram plants love full sun.
      Water: Marjoram will not tolerate constant 'wet feet.' Make sure soil is dry to the touch before you give it a thorough watering. Once established, it can withstand some drought.
      Soil: Plant your Marjoram in well-draining soil of somewhat gravely or rocky consistency.
      Use: Wonderful in Mediterranean soups, sauces, salads, and pizzas.

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