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Rosemary - Tuscan Blue 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 Tuscan Blue 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 “Tuscan Blue’ is a large variety and may reach 1.5 – 2 meters high and 80cm to 1 meter wide. It has quite a tall and stately appearance, with thick stems supporting the upright growth habit. The aromatic leaves take on an almost succulent appearance with their glossy, deep green colour and greater breadth. The clear deep blue flowers are comparatively large, held on tall stalks and bloom from late summer to autumn. This rosemary is larger than others in every aspect and quite impressive.

The best climate range is from the cool temperate regions to the sub- tropics. Rosemary ‘Tuscan Blue’ will do well in full sun to part shade, tolerate coastal conditions and drought and some frost. The foliage is aromatic with a lemon twist and pine scent, while the taste is restrained and less harsh than others. It is a chef’s favourite and considered a ‘jack of all trades’ that is great for many purposes.

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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    A
    08/16/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    Great plants

    Arrived healthy and on time

    OF
    03/01/2020
    Ollie F.
    Herbs

    I ordered a few herbs and they came in great condition they are thriving in the garden quick service and a really good customer service I will buy more soon Ollie

    A
    02/24/2020
    Anonymous
    Rosmery-Tuscan Blue

    So far is alive and groin, bit by bit but is groin fine. Thank you.

    MS
    01/26/2020
    Margaret-Rose S.
    Tough little cookie ! :)

    This Tuscan rosemary had to weather a downpour almost immediately after being planted out - but no worries. I've nipped off its top already, so well has it grown, and it's bushing out beautifully.

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Rosemary - Tuscan Blue Rosemary Review
    BB
    11/05/2019
    Bob B.
    I brought a rosemary plant it arrived in perfect condition

    Thanks very much for showing me how it’s done