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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' (Rosemary 'Miss Jessop's Upright') Herb Plant

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Rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'(Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright') Herb in 1 Litre Pot

At least one variety of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is absolutely essential in a culinary herb garden. Rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region, and as such, prefers a light, sandy soil, which will fully satisfy its meagre feeding needs. Having said that, rosemary is tolerant of most soil conditions as long as they are not water-logged. True to its origins, Rosemary prefers sunny and sheltered conditions. It will stand frosts if conditions are not windy and wet as well. 

Rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' is a tall growing decorative herb, that produces long spires of green leaf, which gives it an upright pleasing appearance in the garden hence the upright part of the name. Rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' grows to 1.2m tall, and will produce small, sky blue flowers in abundance in late spring, creating a beautiful display, great for creating vertical interest in a border. It's strong growth of dark green leaves give off a powerful scent especially when planted in full sun where this Mediterranean plant is happiest.  Rosemary is very attractive to bees and other pollinating insects too.

If left unpruned Rosemary can become straggly and untidy so should be pruned after flowering to keep it compact. As a guide, prune after the first main flush of flowers. Regular picking of the leaves especially the tips of the branches for cooking acts as an ongoing pruning regime and helps keep the plant bushy and compact.

Herb Usage

The leaves of Rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' are extremely aromatic, and can be finely chopped and used to flavour a variety of dishes, especially stuffing. Many cooks simply cut sprigs of rosemary and place with roasted meats, especially lamb, pork, chicken and turkey.  Beautiful when chopped and added to roasting potatoes, and great in tomato based sauces. The leaves can also be made into a tea to aid digestion. The leaves can be dried to add to dishes too. you can use the leaves in an infusion for bath water too to aid relaxation of muscles whilst stimulating the mind. It is, of course, distilled into an essential oil too and added to many cosmetic products. The Rosemary herb plant is said to help memory and indeed in the language of flowers it is used to denote remembrance. It is said also to prolong life!

Buy  Rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' Online

Our potted Rosemary 'Miss Jessopp's Upright' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun/Semi-shade and free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Blue
Height x Spread:
1.2m x 90cm
Latin Name:
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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