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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
oregano wild marjoram
English marjoram grove marjoram pot marjoram wintersweet
Origanum may be herbaceous perennials or deciduous or evergreen sub-shrubs, with aromatic foliage and spikes of small tubular flowers usually with conspicuous bracts
O. vulgare is a bushy, woody-based perennial with small, aromatic, ovate leaves and panicle-like clusters of small pink flowers in summer and early autumn
Europe, N. Africa
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a any well-drained (preferably alkaline) soil, in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed or by division in the autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back old, flowered stems in early spring
Pests Can get leafhoppers
Generally disease free
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