This herb is a cultivar of the common rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) known for its upright growth habit and aromatic, needle-like leaves.
Leaves: 'Tuscan Blue' rosemary has narrow, linear leaves that are dark green on top and grayish-white underneath. The leaves are highly aromatic and are commonly used in culinary applications.
Stems: The plant has woody stems that are often upright and can reach a height of 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters).
Flowers: In spring, 'Tuscan Blue' produces small, blue flowers in clusters, adding ornamental value to the plant.
Culinary: The aromatic leaves of 'Tuscan Blue' rosemary are commonly used in culinary applications to flavor a variety of dishes, including meats, vegetables, and bread.
Aromatic: The plant's aromatic qualities make it suitable for use in potpourris, sachets, or as a fragrant ornamental plant in gardens.
Soil: Well-drained, sandy soil is ideal. Rosemary prefers slightly alkaline soil.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Rosemary is drought-tolerant once established and prefers moderate watering.
Sunlight: 'Tuscan Blue' rosemary thrives in full sun. It should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily.
Hardiness: This cultivar is known for its hardiness and is often grown as a perennial in . 8 to 10. In colder climates, it may be grown as an annual or brought indoors during winter.
Harvest rosemary leaves as needed for culinary purposes. Regular pruning can help maintain the plant's shape and encourage new growth.
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