Use leaves fresh or dried for culinary purposes. Blooms in shades of pink to purple from midsummer through fall. Harvest flowers in bud stage for best color. Organic seed is also available.
• Attracts Beneficial Insects: Provides pollen and nectar for beneficial insects such as bees, hoverflies, lacewing larva, parasitic wasps, and tachinid flies.
• Edible Flowers: Use the flowers, which have a mild and marjoram-like flavor, as you would the herb to garnish salads, soups, stews, sauces, and stuffing. Also pairs well with citrus, mushrooms, and fish. Avg. 266,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow seeds in flats 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sprinkle seeds on top of the growing medium and gently press them into the soil. Do not cover, as the seeds require light to germinate. Keep evenly moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have at least 4 true leaves. Transplant outside after the last frost date, spacing plants 12" apart in rows 18" apart. To make plants bushier, pinch back lush new growth.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grows best in well-drained, sandy soil. Wild marjoram tolerates drought once the plant is established.
PLANT HEIGHT: 18-40".
PLANT SPACING: 12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-8.
HARVEST: Cut leaves at any time for culinary use. For use as a dried flower, cut stems when flowers are budded, but not open, and hang upside down to dry.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
85 - 90 Days
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.