Rosmarinus officinalis 'Blue Spires' (rosemary)
Blue Spires Rosemary
An evergreen shrub that grows up to four feet tall and wide. It has a unique light grey-green foliage, covered with clear blue flowers over a long season. Popular in herb gardens or as an informal hedge or screen. Easily pruned into topiary forms. A hardy, drought tolerant evergreen that requires little care, once established.
Leaves may be used (fresh or dried) in a variety of cooking applications such as stews, breads, stuffings, herbal butters or vinegars. Leaves also provide excellent flavor to meats, fish and vegetables. Leaves and flowers are used in sachets. Oil is commercially used in some perfumes, soaps, shampoos, lotions and other toiletries.
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well drained soil
- Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers (be careful of overwatering in winter months)
- Drought tolerant
- Deer resistant
- Attracts bees