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A herb, cultivated since the times of the Ancient Greeks. There are many varieties, the name often being interchangeable with Oregano, which is the same species.
Marjoram and Oregano combine well with tomatoes, and enhance many Mediterranean-style dishes - particularly pizzas.
The plants are easy to grow in a British garden, or in a container, and prefer sunny - well drained - soil. Marjoram flowers make a colourful and tasty addition to summer salas. See 'Marjoram, Medicinal uses'