Majoram – Pot Majoram




Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 30 – 60cm
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) – Pot Marjoram

Suitable Growing Conditions:

  • Thrives in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade
  • Prefers warm, dry conditions with moderate humidity
  • Suitable for growing in pots or containers
  • Grows well in most parts of Australia, particularly in temperate and Mediterranean climates like Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia

Complimentary Plants:

  • Grows well with other Mediterranean herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and oregano
  • Beneficial companion plant for vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants

Gardening Tips:

  • Pinch back the tips of the plant to encourage bushier growth and prevent flowering
  • Harvest leaves regularly to promote continuous growth
  • Protect from frost in colder regions by growing in pots and moving indoors during winter

Product Description:

Marjoram, also known as Pot Marjoram or Sweet Marjoram, is a fragrant, perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its delicate, oval-shaped leaves have a sweet, slightly spicy aroma reminiscent of oregano but with a milder flavor. Our organic Pot Marjoram is grown with care, ensuring the highest quality for culinary, medicinal, and garden use.

History of Usage:

Marjoram has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and culinary applications. In ancient Greece and Rome, it was associated with love, happiness, and protection. It was also used in various religious ceremonies and as a strewing herb to freshen the air in homes.Medicinal Uses:

  • May aid in digestion and relieve digestive discomfort
  • Traditionally used to alleviate respiratory issues and soothe sore throats
  • Believed to have mild sedative properties, potentially promoting relaxation and sleep
  • May help reduce menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause

Culinary Uses:

  • Adds a delicate, sweet, and slightly spicy flavor to dishes
  • Commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Pairs well with poultry, fish, vegetables, and tomato-based sauces
  • Enhances the flavor of soups, stews, and stuffings
  • Used as a garnish or sprinkled over salads for added flavor

Garden Uses:

  • Attracts beneficial insects like bees and butterflies to the garden
  • Acts as a companion plant, potentially repelling pests from nearby vegetables
  • Provides a fragrant and attractive addition to herb gardens and containers
  • Can be used as a groundcover in rock gardens or along pathways

Other Interesting Facts:

  • Marjoram is often confused with oregano, but it has a milder, sweeter flavor
  • The ancient Greeks believed marjoram symbolized joy and happiness
  • In some cultures, marjoram was used in wedding ceremonies to ensure a happy marriage
  • The essential oil of marjoram is used in aromatherapy for its calming and soothing properties


Pot Marjoram is a versatile and aromatic herb that offers numerous benefits for culinary, medicinal, and garden use. Its delicate flavor enhances a variety of dishes, while its potential medicinal properties make it a valuable addition to herbal remedies. In the garden, marjoram attracts pollinators and acts as a companion plant. Grow your own organic Pot Marjoram to enjoy its many uses and bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your home and garden.


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