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Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary

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  • Rosmarinus officinalis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Rosmarinus officinalis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsApril to November
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale purplish white
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary). This is a perennial subshrub which has aromatic foliage. It is upright with strong woody branches, and leaves which are narrow and deep green. The flowers are lavender blue. The oil from the leaves is used medicinally.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Culinary, border, fragrance, medicinal, foliage, banks, hedging, specimen, conservatory. Spring/Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a sunny site with poor, well drained soil.

Propagation

Take heeled cuttings during summer, autumn or winter from strong side shoots, or propagate by seed.

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