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Rosemary Severn Sea (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Severn Sea') 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 Severn Sea is one of the most decorative Rosemary herbs and is well worth growing for its appearance alone, as it grows to heights of 30cm, as it has an prostrate, branching habit, and has breathtaking violet blue flowers in late spring, creating a beautiful display. Pruning the long stems after flowering will improve the plant.
The leaves of the Rosemary plant 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.