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Rosemary - Salem 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 Salem 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 'Salem'

Rosemary ‘Salem’ is an upright growing shrub with a slightly rounded habit, supported by the compact but even branches. It may reach 1.5 meters high by 1 meter wide and has distinctive grey-green foliage. The lanceolate leaves are quite thin and small, with the strong pine like fragrance typical of rosemary, but in a milder form. The dense bunches of flowers are a rich blue colour and appear almost fluorescent at times. They appear from late summer to autumn depending upon regional climates. The best range is from cool temperate areas to the sub-tropics.

This variety comes from New Zealand and is sometimes called the Christmas Herb, due to its pine fragrance. The aroma is quite mild compared to some other varieties, but the oil production is high. It is a prized culinary variety because the flavour is strong, but not overwhelming.

Rosemary ‘Salem’ is more tolerant of wet soil and cooler conditions than other varieties, and is often used in moist soils. However, the preferred conditions are for dry soils, with tolerance for coastal conditions and some frost.

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

Plant orders placed now will not be sent until the 4th of January, see our latest Delivery information here.

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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    RF
    08/21/2020
    Rosalind F.
    Australia Australia
    Rosemary

    Arrived in perfect condition!

    GT
    06/12/2020
    Greer T.
    Australia Australia
    looking happy

    arrived in great condition despite its long journey - it is in the ground looking happy.

    A
    01/04/2020
    Anonymous
    Quick and high quality

    Great service to have!

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Rosemary - Salem Rosemary Review
    MH
    12/07/2019
    Marwan H.
    Rosemary epilobium and basil

    Excellent plants . worth every penny . Friendly staff and good advice .

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Rosemary - Salem Rosemary Review
    KS
    08/23/2019
    Kerrie S.
    Amazing service & herbs

    Arrived within 2 days of ordering. I bought quite a few (about 20 first up after reading great reviews so was confident with seller) & was impressed as packaged soooo well & all arrived safely & fantastic instructions to ensure I had success too!! All reasonable size, was a little slower to plant than should have (perhaps 2 weeks - but at least followed rest of instructions in emails) and only 1 died!!! Pretty amazing for me as not known for my green thumb. Been planted for approx. 5 weeks and they are growing sooo well & looking super healthy!!