Robusto™ Rosmarinus officinalis 'ROS01'
- Classic, stronger flavour than other blue flowered forms
- Lower growing, dark green bushy habit
- Nice bright blue flowers
- Cutting grown for consistent, strong flavour
Common Name: Rosemary
Description: The soft leaves of Robusto™ Rosemary are less chewy and full of flavour. Lower growing than traditional Rosemary, this plant is ideal as a compact hedge, or natural bushy shrub 45-60cm high. Vigorous branching, dark green leaves and bright blue flowers make this an attractive herb. Flowers appear from April to November, with spot flowering at other times.
Cooking Uses: The stronger flavour of this plant makes dishes sing the praise of this healthy Rosemary. Delicious on lamb and other European meat dishes, great for pizzas, focaccia, potatoes, or use as a healthy addition to olive oil. The younger, fresh leaves are best used, not the older woody stems. Use 1/3 the suggested amount of this herb in traditional recipes, or use the full recommended amount to make it the hero of the dish.
Size: Approx. 45-60cm H x 45-60cm W
Planting, Growth and Tolerances: With its low growing, branching habit, Robusto™ Rosemary will look great in a wide range of conditions year round. If planting in pots, large containers are best for longevity. Plant 45-60cm apart in well drained soil, full sun to light shade, preferably in spring, summer and early autumn. A hardy perennial with excellent drought, heat, and frost tolerance.
Care: Water as required, allowing soil to dry out between watering. In spring and autumn if required, use a slow release fertiliser. Avoid over fertilising. Harvest as required. Prune by up to 1/3 in spring to encourage new, softer growth, and early autumn as well if required.
GROWER KNOWLEDGE: This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
HEIGHTS: Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.