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EvergreenLeathery dark green leaves
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.Semi-upright form producing whorls of tubular, 2-lipped flowers from the upper leaf axils.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Roman Beauty'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSalvia rosmarinus 'Roman Beauty'. Wildlife plant - bees.Pests & DiseasesHoney fungusPlace of originGarden origin. UK. C. Fairweather, Hampshire.
Garden Location/ConditionsSub-tropical / mediterraneanSuitable for small gardens
HardinessFully hardyIn well-drained soil
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Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented foliage
Soil ConditionsNeutral 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!