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Rosemary - Herb Cottage 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 Herb Cottage 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

Rosemary ‘Herb Cottage’ is an upright growing, evergreen shrub reaching up to 1.5 meters high and 1 meter wide under good conditions. However, 60-90cm high would be in the lower height range. The leaves are grey-green and held on tall stems, giving a smooth elegant appearance. The vivid blue–violet flowers appear in summer and may continue into autumn.

Like most varieties, Rosemary ‘Herb Cottage’ requires good air circulation to prevent fungal growths and does best with part to full sun and good soil drainage. The best climate range is cool temperate to sub-tropical with good tolerance for drought, coastal conditions and frost. Due to its smaller size, this rosemary is an ideal specimen for containers, small hedges or even topiary.

Rosemary ‘Herb Cottage’ originated from the Cathedral Herb Garden in Washington D.C. It may also be called Foresteri Rosemary and is considered to be quite rare. It has a true rosemary fragrance and excellent oil production.

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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    MK
    09/01/2020
    Maria K.
    Australia Australia
    Rosemary

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage its been a pleasure shopping with you. Blessings, Maria

    A
    08/24/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    My rosemary hedge

    I purchased rosemary for a hedge and the plants were strong and healthy and are doing brilliantly after planting. Great assistance and advice from the Herb Garden and I would definitely buy from them again. Also great prices.

    MH
    07/12/2020
    Marian H.
    Australia Australia
    Quality plants with a personal customer service

    I had been looking for some common European plants for a while when I found Mudbrick Herb Cottage to stock exactly what I needed. So happy to see the wide variety of plants they offer with such great prices. My plants arrived super fast and they were packaged so thoughtfully and carefully for ultimate safety. Absolute quality plants! Amazing personal customer service, one of the best I have seen for a while. Highly recommend Sandra and her business and I will be ordering all my stuff from here. You have won my heart!

    GH
    01/01/2020
    Garry H.
    Very Good

    The herbs arrived very promptly and in remarkably good condition, better in fact than I am used to buying at the nursery

    K
    10/02/2018
    Karen
    Beautiful plant

    Great healthy plant, carefully packed and quick delivery. Thank you. Will definitely buy from you again. Can highly recommend.