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8 - 10
6'H x 6'S Mature
Dark Blue, Spring
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'.
is a delight - a fragrant aromatic herb with wonderful qualities that add much to the garden.
Tuscan Blue has exceptionally rich dark blue flowers that smother the branches all summer long. Historically known as a sign of friendship, loyalty, good luck and remembrance, Rosemary is a fragrant herb and this upward growing version makes a great addition to your home or garden.
is a very fast growing
, up to 4 ft tall, whose leaves have an abundance of oils that are especially fragrant and flavorful. These plants have a strong pine scent and produce masses of flavorful foliage you can use in a variety of recipes. Its flavor is strengthened by the amount of light it gets, so planting this variety in a partially shady spot will produce a milder tasting result.
Also prized for its ornamental qualities, the Tuscan Blue grows upright and erect, unlike its ground covering cousin, the
. Try the stems in fresh summer bouquets. This herb is a Zone 8 so protect in cold winters or bring indoors and plant in a great looking
pot and container
and enjoy this delicious
all winter long. It likes full sun and well-drained soil.
: 'Tuscan Blue' is a fast-growing rosemary with especially fragrant and flavorful leaves. Produces masses of foliage used in a variety of recipes.
: Rosemary loves tons and tons of sunshine.
: Rosemary can withstand some drought. Water when soil is dry to the touch, but never over-water. Rosemary does not like soggy over-watered environments.
: If planted in the ground, make sure your soil is well-draining. I usually dig a deep hole, fill a bit with rocks or gravel, then plant rosemary on top to ensure adequate drainage. If you are container planting, be sure to choose a pot with drainage holes on the bottom. Clay pots are even better, to keep that soil dry.
: Rosemary is a wonderful culinary herb, popularly flavoring lamb, venison, poultry, and potato dishes.
Rosemary has long been a favorite in the herb garden!
: Every year around Christmastime, I think to myself “what makes poinsettias so Christmasy?” I choose to
my house during the
with big established
. What better way to get in the mood for the warm culinary delights of holiday meals?
Perennial in zones 8-10
: 6'H 6'S
Dark Blue, blooms during the Spring
This Rosemary is a great culinary herb that produces a pine-like scent and a rich flavor. 'Tuscan Blue' is also a great aromatic ornamental herb and can be shaped into topiaries, wreaths and grown indoors easily.
Like most strains of Rosemary, 'Tuscan Blue' is drought resistant and needs little watering.
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