Marjoram likes dry, infertile calcareous soil

You can see marjoram growing happily on the lightly grazed, south facing areas at Iron Mills. It prefers the dry, infertile calcareous soil that's found here.

The delicate pinky flowers appear between June and September. The plant is renowned for its aromatic qualities.


Despite marjoram being found in the less frequently grazed area of Iron Mills, the plant replies on the cattle for its survival. The plants need to be disturbed by the cattle so they can spread their seeds - ensuring its survival for another year.