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.
We found ‘Maltese White’ at Bob Brown’s Cotswold Nursery in England, and presume this little known bushy Rosemary was discovered and named by some plantsperson traveling around the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. Small, bright clusters of snowy white blooms decorate its silvery stems and resinous green-gray needles. A restful medley of color, these soothing hues will convey a courtly air to your Mediterranean border.
Size: 3' 0" – 3-1/2' high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 8.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Rosmarinus officifnalis ‘Irene’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Herb Cottage’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Irene’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Madeline Hill’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Majorca Pink’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Santa Barbara Blue’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Sawyer’s Blue’
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Taylor’s Blue’