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

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Gorza'

Culinary Rosemary

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Pale 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



Rosemary basically comes in three forms; prostrate, spreading and upright. ‘Gorza’ is an upright form to 1.4 m tall 1.1m 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 and prune back to size prior to feeding


‘Gorza’ was assessed by some fanatical Tuscan chefs as the best of 20 plus varieties for cooking as it has a true Rosemary fragrance: sweet and soft with just the touch of mint. Plant as a hedge around the vegie garden or in a large tub on the back patio, anyplace where it is easy to get a snippet for the roast lamb and potatoes.


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