Rosmarinus officinalis



Rosemany grows to a height of 1.5 metres with a spread of 1.5 metres. It has a woody stem and fragrant leathery leaves. It bears small pale blue to white flowers.


Rosemary is a popular culinary herb and is traditionally used to flavour lamb dishes. Its flowers are a source of fragrant essential oil, and rosemary is also used in hedging and topiary.


Rosemary is a hardy shrub that likes a well drained, dry soil in a protected, sunny position. It is drought and frost resistant. To keep it from getting woody, shear lightly on a regular basis. It can be propagated from seed or cuttings. Its branches may send roots into the ground, and these small plants can be divided off the main plant.


Stem cuttings; commonly semi hardwood in autumn.


Several named cultivars, with variations in flower colour and growth habit (prostrate, spreading and more upright varieties).

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