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Commonly known as Rosemary
Common Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, has been absorbed into the genus Salvia. Its new identification is Salvia rosmarinus.
From the latin, "dew of the sea" and with a tendency to flower outside its usual season. Well-known cottage garden plant and also used for culinary purposes, herbalism and perfumery. Pest and drought resistant.
Genus of 2 species of evergreen shrubs found in rocky sites, woodland and scrub in the Mediterranean region.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowTrim hedges after floweringMedicinal propertiesPart of the mint family which has long been used for medicinal purposes especially in strengthening memory. A symbol of loyalty and friendship. Culinary use from Roman times.Pests & DiseasesHoney fungus can be a problemPlace of originRocky and scrubby areas of the Mediterranean
Scented PlantsScented foliage
Soil ConditionsAlkaline / Chalk lovingNeutral to alkaline soilWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Toxic - Category CMay cause skin allergy
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!
Buy Varieties of ROSMARINUS
common rosemary, flowers blue
white-flowered form. Upright to rounded habit
ginger-scented leaves and light blue flowers
attractive pink flowering form
strong growing form with an erect-habit
vigorous prostrate variety with mid-blue flowers
pale blue, semi-prostrate
dark blue tight arching form
arching branches and brilliant blue flowers
brilliant blue flowers