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Rosmarinus officinalisSpice Islands Rosemary

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

Rosmarinus officinalis Spice Islands Rosemary image
Rosmarinus officinalis Spice Islands Rosemary image

Rosmarinus officinalisSpice Islands Rosemary

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

About this plant

Height
3 to 4 Feet
Hardiness
Perennial in Zones 8-11
Flower Color
Blue
Characteristics
Full Sun, Evergreen, Water Conserving
Uses
Culinary, Fragrant, Ornamental

Growing & using Spice Islands Rosemary

Spice Islands Rosemary

The story goes that this Rosemary has so much flavor that it was named for the famed Spice Islands Spice Company. Whether they actually use it for drying or not, we will probably never know. What we do know is that it is not only a very flavorful Rosemary, but it is also a very beautiful shrub. It stands very erect and grows to about four feet and is covered with dark blue flowers in late winter and early spring.

Very erect Spice Islands Rosemary in bloom

Rosemary’s genus has been reclassified as Salvia. Previously it was in the genus Rosmarinus. All Rosemary is now botanically known as Salvia rosmarinus. Common names have not changed. So instead of Rosmarinus officinalis “Spice Islands”, the correct name is now Salvia rosmarinus “Spice Islands”. We will, as time goes by and more folks get used to this, change all botanic references for these plants.

Spice Islands Rosemary is one of the six plants chosen to be in our International Herb Garden Six Pack .

This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Spice Islands Rosemary Plug Trays are available.

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