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botanical name:
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Golden marjoram
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.10m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: yellow
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Golden-yellow form making a low growing, dense mat. The strongly aromatic leaves become greener as the year progresses . Sparsely produced small mauve flowers in summer.

Well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant.

From basal cuttings or by division.

Culinary herb with a mild flavour.

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