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Salvia rosmarinus 'Miss Jessop's Upright' (Rosemary 'Miss Jessop's Upright') Herb Plant


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 'Miss Jessop's Upright'(Salvia rosmarinus 'Miss Jessops Upright') Previously Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessop's Upright') Herb in 9 cm Pot

At least one variety of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is absolutely essential in a culinary herb garden. Rosemary 'Miss Jessop'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 Jessop'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 Jessop'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 Jessop'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 Jessop's Upright' Online

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

Salvia rosmarinus 'Miss Jessop's Upright' (Rosemary 'Miss Jessop's Upright') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 120cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'
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
    Excellent plant.

    Posted by Andy FEEK on 16th Feb 2022

    This was one of three rosemary plants I purchased from Hooks. All three were top quality plants. Well packaged and received very promptly. Happy to highly recommend Hooks on the strength of these super plants.

  • 5
    fine leaves,upright habit

    Posted by Kay Griffiths on 5th Jun 2020

    I was pleased to have a choice of named cultivars. I wanted a good upright variety for a narrow border. I ordered three which cane in 3 inch pots with sturdy packaging (plastic but recyclable)They arrived within a week.

  • 4
    Healthy Plant Arrived

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Apr 2020

    The plant arrived seemingly strong, well packaged, undamaged and ready to plant. I was surprised that no instructions for planting arrived with it or any link to give detailed planting instructions to a non-gardener like myself. I look forard to being more positive in 6 months when the plant should be established and producing.