Spice Islands Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Spice Islands'

SKU
08494
Named for its exceptional flavor as a culinary seasoning either fresh or dried. A highly useful drought tolerant shrub, with dark blue flowers complementing gray-green aromatic foliage on a very upright form. Excellent low border, clipped hedge or container feature. An essential for herb or kitchen gardens. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationrohs-ma-RY-nus oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid excess winter moisture. Needs little care; may be fertilized lightly in spring. Prune to maintain desired shape.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10

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