Rosemarinus officinalis Standard

Rosemarinus officinalis Standard


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Rosemarinus officinalis 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.

This R. officinalis has been trained as a small standard (like a lollipop) making it particularly attractive for formal planting in a border or parterre or as a specimen in a container. While it is an extremely useful culinary herb, perhaps only take small cuttings for tfor the pot when it needs to be kept in shape.  

The flowers are also highly attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Pot Size: 2/3L

Flowering period, repeat: June to September / Fully hardy

All soil types- prefers well-drained, poor soil / South, East or West facing / Full sun

Plant in spring or autumn. Prune annually after flowering to prevent the plant from getting woody. Strip leaves from inedible woody stems to use in cooking.

Aromatic - ideal to plant along the side of path so scent is released as brushed past. In cooking, the scent of fresh rosemary is strong so it can overpower delicate flavours.