golden marjoram or Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
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- 9cm pot
This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The aromatic leaves of this edible herb are a lovely golden colour, and from midsummer to early autumn, they are crowned with clusters of small pink flowers. Slower growing and more compact than the species, it is ideally suited for pots or windowboxes as well as the front of a sunny border.
- Garden care: Cut back old faded flower-heads and stems in spring.