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Tuscan Blue Rosemary

A very popular herb, this is actually a pretty shrub as well, with narrow grayish green needle-like foliage and pretty blue flowers in spring on an upright form; leaves are a mainstay for cooking and as garnish, wonderful to grow in a container.

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Species: officinalis

Plant Height: 72 in.

Spread: 48 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: upright spreading

Summer Foliage Color: gray green

Minimum Sunlight: full sun

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Tuscan Blue Rosemary will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.This woody herb is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated edibles garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.Tuscan Blue Rosemary is a good choice for the edible garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.