Rosemary is a traditional herb with numerous uses.
Rosemary tea is popular in helping digestion, relaxation, prolonging a good memory and organ function. The leaves are high in vitamin E and antioxidants.
The benefits of cooking with the plant are generally known. The flavours generally work well with most meats, baked bread, potatoes and tomatoes as well as with herbs such as garlic, oregano, sage and thyme.
This spreading shrub has a bushy branching habit (like a fox’s tail), classic fragrant deep grey – green leaves and blue flowers.
The plant enjoys a full sun position in most well drained soils with good air movement. A hardy plant, it should grow to about 1m high by 1m wide.
It can be grown in large pots. If it starts to get too big, it can easily handle a hard prune in autumn.