Bring the Mediterranean into your garden!
Wonderfully fragrant needle-like foliage that is evergreen.
Blue flowers cover the plants in spring and early summer, and can flower again later in the year.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a herb garden, border or patio but it is tricky to get it through the winter – it does best on a south facing wall and will form an impressive backdrop. It can survive our winters if nestled with other plants for some protection from the elements, but the most important thing is to have good drainage.
We have plenty more herb plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Also known as Anthos.
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis.
Rosemary culinary uses:
Use with meat, fish, eggs, cheese, jams, fruit salad and biscuits.
It can give an allergic reaction if eaten.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it is excellent at the back of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy, but resents waterlogged soil.
It has been able to get through many winters, but where the winter has been really cold and with snow many have died.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim back while in active growth, but not just prior to winter.
Size of plant:
Height 2 m.
Spread 1 m.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
Herb plants by post for your raised bed, patio, herb bed and borders.