Rosemary Primley Blue description
A great Mediterranean plant.
Wonderfully fragrant needle-like foliage that is evergreen.
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 good for a herb garden, border or patio but it is a little tricky because it must have a sheltered spot such as a south facing wall and it’s got to have good drainage. Primley Blue is one of the most hardy Rosemary’s.
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Also known as Anthos.
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis Primley Blue.
Rosemary Primley Blue culinary uses:
Use with meat, fish, eggs, cheese, jams, fruit salad and biscuits.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it is excellent at the back of a plant border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, but resents waterlogged soil and sustained snow.
It has been able to get through many winters, including the really cold ones we’ve had recently here in East Anglia, UK.
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 1.5 m.
Spread 1 m.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
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