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Rosemary - Golden Rain Rosemary

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This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Golden Rain Rosemary Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Golden Rain'

Rosemary ‘Golden Rain’ is an evergreen perennial with attractive golden yellow leaves that grows to 60-90cm high with a similar width. The aromatic foliage is a golden yellow colour in the cooler seasons of spring and autumn, but darkens to green once the warm days of summer begin. The foliage is not variegated, as it is often described. Rather the whole leaf changes slowly with the temperature and for a time there may be both golden and green leaves on the plant. The flowers are a pale blue colour, although they may appear to be quite rich against the yellow toned leaves.

‘Golden Rain’ is one of the most compact rosemary varieties among the upright growers. Many expert gardeners suggest that this variety is a synonym for Rosemary ‘Joyce De Baggio’ from the De Baggio Herb Farm in the United States. Thomas De Baggio discovered an unusual branch on a Common Rosemary bush and developed this variety, naming it for his wife. They list ‘Golden Rain’ and ‘Joyce De Baggio’ as the same plant. Despite this, many authorities say they are different varieties and ‘Joyce De Baggio’ is often described as having variegation. Certainly plant descriptions can sometimes be open to interpretation without full botanical examination. This serves as a reminder to check all the details if you are seeking a specific plant for your garden.

This rosemary is hardy and vigorous, prefers full sun and well drained soils. It is suitable for use in any recipe calling for the use of rosemary.

Rosemary General

Rosemary is an evergreen, woody shrub native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family, with the botanical name Rosmarinus officinalis. This name is from the Latin words ‘ros’ meaning dew and ‘marinus’ from the word for sea. Together they refer to the ‘dew of the sea’, because these plants grow in near coastal areas. There are many varieties, distinguished by being upright or prostrate, ranging in size from low ground covers to large shrubs reaching 1.5-2 meters high. The leaves are small and often needle like, ranging from green to grey-green with a pine like aroma produced by the essential oils in the foliage. The small flowers are bee attractants and range from pale pink, purple, white, and include a range of distinctive blues. They usually bloom from early spring to summer, sometimes with a new flush in autumn.

Rosemary is a hardy plant that needs little attention once established. Soil should be well drained and slightly alkaline, the aspect should have full sun or partial shade and plants require occasional watering. Rosemary is tolerant of dry periods, coastal conditions, poor soil, hot and windy aspects and even has moderate frost tolerance. Humid conditions, wet soil or excessive frost will cause problems for the roots and foliage. Plants may be pruned to shape, with larger varieties being suitable for hedging. Propagation from cuttings is easy for most home gardeners.

Most people know rosemary as a culinary herb, especially in Italian cuisine. However, this herb also has a history of medicinal use, including being reputed to improve memory. Of course, many gardeners grow Rosemary ornamentally or just for the lovely fragrance it imparts to the garden.

For more information on history, growth conditions, culinary and medicinal use please see our Common Rosemary listing and other varieties such as Tuscan Blue

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    LJ
    05/31/2020
    Liam J.
    Overall great experience

    I didn't know what to expect from buying plants online, but this was amazing all the way through. From the shipping updates to the packaging and sweet pamphlet inside. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone else looking for herbs.

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Rosemary - Golden Rain Rosemary Review
    LW
    04/11/2020
    Leonie W.
    Lovely plant arrived in good health

    Arrived healthy and well packaged, I can only highly recommend herb cottage herbs and thank them for offering the service they do.. arrived in 24 hours express post, very happy customer.

    LC
    11/24/2019
    Linda C.
    Could not be happier with my purchase.

    The Rosemary, Mint and Basil I bought from Herb Cottage arrived in perfect condition 3 weeks ago and have been thriving ever since.

    A
    09/23/2019
    Anonymous
    One died along the way

    One died along the way but all good

    JC
    04/13/2019
    John C.
    Fresh healthy herbs to remote location

    I was very happy with my purchase of rosemary from Herbcottage, I live in a remote location in Nhulunbuy in East Arnhemland and was dubious how my purchase would arrive, my delivery arrived quickly, well packaged and healthy.