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.
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’