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Origanum rotundifolium, known as oregano or marjoram, is a delicate and very aromatic plant, fragrant and easy to grow.
It is ideal for flavoring dishes, pizzas and grills
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Origanum rotundifolium
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Aromatic plant, perennial
Height : 40 to 60 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : ordinary and light
Foliage : Persistent
Flowering : Summer
Seedlings, culture of Origanum rotundifolium
The sowing of Origanum rotundifolium takes place ideally at the very beginning of spring, around March, under shelter. You will transplant in the ground at the end of the Ice Saints in the middle of May.
If you want to sow directly in place, whether in soil or in a flower box for aromatic plants, also wait until the middle of May to avoid any risk of late frost.
In all cases, thin out to about 10 cm to give the more vigorous young plants room to develop properly.
- Origanum rotundifolium loves the sun
- The soil should be well drained, light and rather dry
- Origanum rotundifolium is not afraid of spray
Origanum rotundifolium harvest
You can pick the marjoram leaves as and when you need it.
Pick the harvest in the morning because this is the time of day that you will retain the best of its flavor and aromas.
About Origanum rotundifolium
Origanum rotundifolium doesn’t like humidity combined with winter cold, so it is best to plant it on a light mound.
She also does not like the cold and that is why, although she is lively, she is cultivated here as an annual.
Very aromatic, Origanum rotundifolium is particularly suitable for dishes in sauce but also for marinades and pizzas when dried.
In terms of variety, some are very decorative like "Kent Beauty" which is adorned with pretty bracts and pink inflorescences.
We also like 'Dingle Fairy' which offers a beautiful flowering and remains very resistant to drought.
Smart tip about Origanum rotundifolium
The persistence of its foliage makes marjoram a perfect vegetable garden, border plant or for your pots and planters.
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- All you need to know about aromatic plants