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Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'    

Rosmarinus officinalis

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Tuscan Blue is a popular variety of Rosemary, which belongs to the Rosmarinus genus (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Maya blue, and produces a distinctive medium rosemary scent.Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green and   Kelly green colour.

Tuscan Blue Rosemary is an evergreen perennial with small pale blue flowers with short, dark green aromatic leaves. Flowers in spring and summer – upright habit. Frost hardy – grows to 1m in height.

Can be used both culinary and medicinally.

An attractive addition to the herb garden and the strong pine scent can be a plus for the flower garden. Good for a very attractive short hedge.

Tuscan Blue grows as a Perennial and is a Herb. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Tuscan Blue is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.00 metres (3.25 feet).

As Tuscan Blue Rosemary is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tuscan Blue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tuscan Blue

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Prune the plant every autumn to keep the plant at an ideal size.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Tuscan Blue is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. USDA Hardiness Zone 7 to 10 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ensure your soil is sandy, potting mix and loamy and has a ph of between 5.5 and 7.0 as Rosemary is a weakly acidic soil to neutral soil loving plant.

Growing Tuscan Blue from seed

Rosemary is difficult to grow from seed – normally is propagated from cuttings.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Tuscan Blue

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tuscan Blue is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Tuscan Blue

Tuscan Blue folklore & trivia

Rosemary is traditionally known as the herb of remembrance and friendship.

Other Names for Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'


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