Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
Latin name:
Rosmarinus officinalis

Description: An absolutely essential Mediterranean shrub, grown for its dense, strongly aromatic, evergreen foliage, and of course as an indispensable herb for cooking. A woody stemmed shrub that has dark green needle-like leaves which are white felted below. Dainty mauve and dark-blue tubular flowers are bourne from mid-spring to early summer then spasmodically throughout the summer.

Hardy to at least -5C

Height: Up to 1.5m

Full sun

Soil: Any well-drained garden soil

Water: Very drought tolerant once established

Usage: As part of a herb garden or mixed with other Mediterranean plants in a gravel garden

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