PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Herb Cottage'

Oil Rosemary

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Blue
Leaf Shape Lanceolate - small
Leaf Colour Grey/green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal Second level
Frost Moderate
Native Europe
Flower Months Jul-Sep


‘Herb Cottage’ is an upright rosemary to 1.5 m tall and 1.0m wide.  Like most Rosemaries, it likes full sun, good drainage and plenty of air movement.  If it is given these conditions the plants are extremely hardy and are tolerant of most frosts and extended dry periods.  It has tall waving stems of grey green foliage and soft blue flowers from mid winter to early spring.  Feed with Osmocote Outdoor slow release plus and prune back to size prior to feeding


As an upright form it is a fantastic hedge makes a great border for driveways and paths. It can also be grown well in a large tub on the verandah where it is easy to get a sprig or two for your favorite salad or lamb roast. ‘Herb Cottage’ has a true Rosemary fragrance and is an excellent oil producer.  Plant with Lavenders, Penstemons and Diascia to get a year round, colorful garden.


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