Studious Greeks twined Rosemary in their hair “for remembrance” before exams; the French burned it as an incense substitute in cathedrals. And of course, there’s the taste—pungent and aromatic, a pinch delivers a punch of flavor. The rugged evergreens of this genus afford short needle-like foliage studded with tiny, orchid-shaped mostly blue blooms. Rosemary obliges heat and poor soil, triumphs over deer and diseases, only improves with age and doesn’t demand much, except for sharp draining soil.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
Touting a heady fragrance plus increased cold hardiness, ‘Blue Spire’s handsome foundation hosts tightknit upright branches garbed with dense needle-like dark green foliage beneath long-lasting, splendid bright blue blooms that keep the bees and butterflies happy. This versatile, undemanding shrub can be utilized as a tidy evergreen screen, sculpted into a topiary or brought into the kitchen for your next batch of roasted potatoes and shortbread cookies.
Size: 4' 0" – 5' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Herb Cottage’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Irene’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Lady In White’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Madeline Hill’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Majorca Pink’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Maltese White’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Santa Barbara Blue’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Sawyer’s Blue’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Taylor’s Blue’