Salvia rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers which will bloom on and off throughout the summer. Native to the Mediterranean region it prefers poor, well-drained soil in full sunlight. It is extremely popular used as a low hedging plant or in parterrres.
Until recently, it was known by the scientific name Rosmarinus officinalis, now a synonym. Extremely versatile, the leaves are delicious sprinkled in stews and over trays of roasted meats, traditionally lamb, and vegetables, or chopped into thick pasta sauces.
The flowers are also highly attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Pot Size: 5L
Common Name: English Lavender, lavandula officinalis
Hardiness: Hardy to –10°C
Height and Spread: 80cm x 80cm
Preferred Soil Type: Any moderately fertile, well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – August
Care: Trim lightly after flowering to maintain shape