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Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'( Marjoram 'Compact') Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Marjoram 'Compact'(Origanum vulgare 'Compactum') Herb in 9cm Pot

Marjoram 'Compact' is a lovely low-growing plant, it is a semi-evergreen herb which has a wonderful fragrance. Compact Marjoram thrives in dry, well drained soil, as it is native to the Mediterranean, and is hardier in a sheltered position. 

With hairy stems and bright green pointed leaves,  Compact Marjoram is an attractive plant for the herb garden, and is a must in any culinary garden. Pale pink flowers are produced in the late summer and are very attractive to bees. This attractive plant will grow to 20cm and cover an area of 60cm, ideal for pathways and low growing coverage, for the front of a border in your herb garden or herbaceous border, a rock or gravel garden, it's also happy in a container.

Herb Usage

Used in culinary dishes especially Mediterranean style food,  Compact Marjoram has a much more delicate flavour than its close relation oregano the leaves of which are more likely to be dried and stored.  Compact Marjoram is used extensively in Greek and Italian meat dishes, soups, stuffings, tomato sauces and pasta, the leaves are generally used fresh where they are best used towards the end of the cooking process. Leaves can also be used to flavour oil and vinegar. The entire plant can be harvested for oils and the pungent aromatic nature of it has a warming antiseptic property. 

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Out  Compact Marjoram Herb plants are generally available to buy between March and September.










Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'( Marjoram 'Compact') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Origanum onites
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary Mediterranean
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Types of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5
    Nice marjoram plants

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jun 2018

    Plants arrived promptly, were well packed and in a good condition, They look good in the garden.