With aromatic green leaves and very similar to the wild variety, this marjoram spreads into a satisfying clump, is a great culinary herb and alive with bees in the summer when in flower.
- Fabulous bee herb
- Mat forming
- Easy to maintain
The origanum family is large and native to the Mediterranean, Europe and Asia and valued for their culinary, fragrant and medicinal properties. The flavour of any type is due to the amount of volatile oil and chemical compounds like carvacrol (anti-fungal and antibacterial) the plant contains. Loved by pollinating insects the flowers are always a-buzz in the summer with bees. Marjoram tends to gradually spread into a clump, is an easy herb to grow and this variety is a great culinary herb.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Pink
- Flowering period: July - September
Marjoram’s are easy to grow (except sweet marjoram) either in a container or the ground. They are happy in most soil types but prefer a sunny spot and although they will manage some shade it may compromise flavour slightly. They can be left to get on with it for most of the year and will just need a haircut in late summer once the flowers have died, which will leave a good clump of leaves over winter. Marjoram can be divided in autumn to make new patches elsewhere in the garden or to give to friends and neighbours.
This aromatic Mediterranean herb has been used for cooking and medicine for many centuries. The leaves and flowers can be eaten raw and cooked and are an excellent addition to creamy pasta dishes, pizza topping, salads and dressings and soups and stews in the final moments of cooking. It can be cut on a warm summer’s day when it has the most volatile oils and flavour, dried and stored in an airtight container for winter use.
This warming aromatic herb helps digestion and is an expectorant antiseptic for coughs. The flowers of marjoram and oregano are a magnet for bees in the summer.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.