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

£6.50

Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

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

At least one variety of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is absolutely essential in a culinary herb garden. Rosemary 'Sudbury 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 'Sudbury 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. If planting a hedge, we recommend planting approx 12" (30 cm) apart. Purple/blue flowers stud the stems in May and sporadically through the summer, creating a beautiful display. Also 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 'Sudbury 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 'Sudbury Blue' Online

Our potted Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.

 

 

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Sudbury Blue' (Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 80cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Rosmarinus officinalis 'Sudbury Blue'
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Aromatherapy
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Formal
  • 5
    great herbs

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Sep 2017

    We bought 4 herbs: 2 x rosemary officianlis, 2 x different types of thyme. All were delivered in good condition and have established very well since delivery.