Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
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Plant Overview

Rosemary is an excellent herb for the garden. Lovely to look at and catch the scent of, it is also of course invaluable for the cook of the household and can also be used to enhance bouquets of home-grown flowers.

Forms a good-sized bush and is covered in light-blue flowers in early summer. 

Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil, in a border or large container. 

Rosemary has many uses in the kitchen.

The herb's cultivation and use by man goes back to prehistory, and it has been known in Britain since the 13th century. The ancient Greeks believed it had the power to strengthen memory and thus it became a symbol of remembrance and has been used throughout the centuries as an adornment at weddings, religious festivals and other gatherings. It has also been used to ward off black magic and was put under pillows to prevent nightmares.

It is traditional to plant rosemary outside cottage windows and it was widely used as topiary in Elizabethan times. Rosemary wood was used to make lutes.

Height and spread: 1m x 1m

Common name(s): Rosemary; Rose of the Sea; Old Man.





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All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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