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Green ginger rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Green Ginger'

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This unique rosemary cultivar has a superior scent and is a great garden specimen as it is fast growing, vigorous and low maintenance. It is hardy , staying green in warm summer weather and in times when water is scarse. it is a valuable source of antioxidants.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Harvest fresh leaves and hang to dry for a few weeks until completely dry, and store in a glass bottle. Crush just before using. Harvest long shoots for floral bouquets.

Propagation

Cuttings
The easiest and fastest method of propagation is to take 5 to 10 cm cuttings, during the growing season and plant in a well draining soil medium. Keep moist to allow it to root for two weeks in a cold frame. Then transplant.
Seed
Not a reliable method. Sow true seeds if you can get them (plant does not set seed) 0.6cm deep and 2.5cm apart when temperature is above 16 degrees.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to this species.
Repels harmful insects
The leaves have high levels of volatile oils in them which help deter plant pests.
Drought resistant
This plant doesn't require a lot of water to survive.
Pot plant
Great pot plant for sunny spots in the garden. Feed regularly.

Geography

Origin
In history, Greek scholars put garlands of rosemary on their heads to improve memory and concentration.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Medicinal
Rosemary is used in aromatherapy. It is said that it can improve one's memory. Good for digestion and rich in antioxidants. Remedy for dandruff, mosquito repellant.
Edible
The strong-flavoured leaves are used in many culinary dishes. It works well with poultry, any red meat, fish and tastes great with vegetables, cheese and eggs. The dried leaves can be used as well.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Pale Blue with white center.
Scent
Mild

Problems

This plant doesn't have many pests or diseases, but it is prone to root rot. This can be avoided by not overwatering and planting in well-drained soil.
Root Rot
Root Rot
Phytophthora spp.

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