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botanical name:
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rosemary
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
A small shrub with strong upright growth, broader leaves than normal and brighter coloured, deep blue flowers. Often flowers in winter.

cultivation:
Thrives in very well drained, poor soils, preferably neutral to alkaline, in full sun. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Best to cut back regularly to retain a bushy shape and prevent the plant becoming leggy. Can be damaged by severe winters in cold areas.

propagation:
From cuttings.

usage:
Traditionally used as a culinary herb, but also makes an attractive ornamental shrub for hot, dry positions such as a Mediterranean style garden. Can be used as an informal hedge in mild areas.

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