Rosemary - Plant
6661- Rosemary. Rosmarinus officinalis
Perennial (hardy in zones 8-10)
A culinary staple, as its sweet resinous flavour is welcomed in savoury meats and baking. The standard variety has an upright, bushy growth, woody stems, and sticky aromatic evergreen leaves, rich in oils smelling of pine and sea. Rosemary is said to be beneficial for memory when used medicinally. It has also been researched for its role in reducing obesity, hyperglycemia, and cardiovascular disease. The oils have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-microbial properties and can even be used to repel bugs! Rosemary should be pruned often to promote regeneration. Multiple shoots of new growth stem from trimmed stems. Pruning shapes young plants, and over time supplies an abundance of fresh yield for cooking or processing. Ht 3-8ft (90-240cm). Spread 3-8ft (90-240cm).