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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Severn Sea’ (Rosemary)

Severn Sea Rosemary, Rosemary 'Severn Sea', Salvia rosmarinus 'Severn Sea'

Rosmarinus Officinalis 'Severn Sea',  Severn Sea Rosemary, Rosemary 'Severn Sea', Salvia rosmarinus 'Severn Sea', fragrant shrub, fragrant herb, Mediterranean Plant, Perennial Shrub

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Severn Sea’ (Rosemary) is a dense, spreading, evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing aromatic, linear, dark green leaves. Profuse clusters of bright blue, two-lipped flowers appear in spring and summer. Easy to maintain and undemanding, Severn Sea Rosemary is a great candidate for hedges, herb gardens, and waterwise gardens. The leaves are good for cooking and can be used fresh or dried to flavor dishes.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • Easily grown in poor, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, city gardens, rock gardens, patio containers, or as a formal or informal hedge.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, however, deer dislike rosemary’s strong scent.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Rosemary needs little pruning. Prune lightly removing unsightly shoots as required. If desired, prune plants after bloom to promote dense foliage growth.
  • Rosmarinus officinalis is native to the Mediterranean region, from where it has been introduced into all continents.

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Native to the dry, rocky areas of the Mediterranean region, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis or Salvia rosmarinus) is a popular aromatic herb commonly grown for its decorative, medicinal, culinary uses, and ornamental garden appeal.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 8 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Rosmarinus
Common names Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Albus’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Benenden Blue’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Roseus’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Madeline Hill’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Spice Island’ (Rosemary)

Recommended Companion Plants

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean Spurge)
Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican Daisy)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 8 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Rosmarinus
Common names Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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