Hardy rosemary 'Blue Winter'

planting site / location:
planting distance:
25 x 25 cm
soil / fertilisation:
When bedding out use slow-release fertiliser and extra liquid fertilser when needed.
Water regularly but sparsely.
gardener's tip:
Rosemary grows slowly in sunny and warm locations but pruning and avid harvesting of the growing tips of the stolons result in a branchy, bushy and low growth. A few rosemary leaves already enrich grillabales (especially lamb) with a typical Mediterranean scent and tasty flavour. Soups, fish, meat and vegetables stews also get an exquisite touch thanks to rosemary.
Even though winters tend to get warmer and warmer: the spicily smelling rosemary was one among many herbs not able to grow in open air during "our" harsh winters. Only one heavy frost and it was all over. Rosemary could only survive cold months in bright greenhouses or close to windows. Now with 'Blue Winter' this is all a thing of the past since these plants with their wonderfully blue-green and needle-like leaves are hardy and can survive in open air with just a little covering of brushwood or fleece. The creeping to hanging sprouts are especially picturesque in bulgy amphoras, in herbal gardens or rockeries or in window boxes. When spring begins they grow many wonderfully azure blossoms which smell just as spicy as the many leaves and growing tips of the stolon.


german term: Hardy rosemary
botanical termn: Rosmarinus officinalis
plant height: 20-50 cm
life cycle: perennial
harvest season: perennial
flowering season: May to June
use: Culinary herb for seasoning dishes.
colour palette: green