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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Primley Blue'( Rosemary 'Primley Blue') Herb Plant

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Rosemary 'Primley Blue'(Rosmarinus officinalis 'Primley Blue') Herb in 1 Litre Pot

At least one variety of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is absolutely essential in a culinary herb garden. Rosemary 'Primley Blue' 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 'Primley Blue' will form a lovely bush, growing to 80cm/1m, it is also a very good variety for hedging and will produce vivid blue flowers in late spring, creating a beautiful display.  It's strong growth of silvery 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, especially importnat if you want to use as hedging. 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 'Primley Blue'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. It can 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 is 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 'Primley Blue' Online

Our potted  Rosemary 'Primley Blue' 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:
80cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Primley Blue'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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