An easy to grow perennial herb or undershrub with a bittersweet, citrus flavour with grey-green leaves and pink-white flowers that appear in summer. It’s suitable for growing in pots, as a ground cover or border plant in garden beds. Majoram prefers a well-drained, moist soil in a full sunlit area. It’s primarily used as seasoning in cooked dishes or stews and its mild, spicy taste is often a substitute for oregano where it’s used fresh or dry to flavour sauces for pizza, lasagne or eggplant parmigiana.
Growing tip: Prune to promote new growth.