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

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Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue' (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue') Herb in 1 litre Pot

At least one variety of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is absolutely essential in a culinary herb garden. Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue' is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves, and 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 herb is tolerant of most soil conditions as long as they are not water-logged. True to its origins, Rosemary herb prefers sunny and sheltered conditions. It will stand frosts if conditions are not windy and wet as well.

 Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue' is one of the most decorative herbs and is well worth growing for its appearance alone, as it can reach heights of 2m if left for long enough. Rosemary'Tuscan Blue' is one of the best Rosemary to grow as a hedge as it has very upright growth of silvery green leaves give off a powerful scent especially when planted in full sun where this Mediterranean plant is happiest. Purple/blue flowers stud the stems in May and sporadically through the summer, creating a beautiful display.  Rosemary is very attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.

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 'Tuscan 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 'Tuscan Blue' Online

Our potted Rosemary 'Tuscan 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 150cm
Latin Name:
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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