Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Product Description

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The Tuscan Blue Rosemary plant is a lovely and aromatic addition to any garden!

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’, as it is botanically named, produces clusters of showy blue flowers in the spring and summer months. These violet blue blooms are perfect for attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to your perennial herb garden, and contrasts the fragrant dark green foliage perfectly! Rosemary plant flowers are edible and taste similar to the leaves with a slight sweetness. Rosemary grows year round and is an evergreen perennial shrub that will keep its green color all year long.

Plant the Tuscan Rosemary in ornamental shrub borders, edible herb gardens, as a specimen plant, or even in a container where the plant can be maintained to your desired size and shape. It is salt tolerant, and heat and drought tolerant as well.  Growing rosemary is easy and fun. You can, of course, use fresh rosemary leaves as needed for cooking or dry a sprig of rosemary to store in your spice rack! The best time to harvest rosemary is in spring or summer for the best flavor.

Tuscan Blue Rosemary Plant Care

Grow this evergreen shrub across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-10. It may need extra winter protection in the first year of planting when temperatures are below freezing in zone 7 or below. Tuscan Blue Rosemary cold hardiness can be tested in your area by keeping an eye on the foliage during nights with hard freezes. If your plant displays browning of foliage, you will need to protect it or bring it indoors during the cold winter.

Moist, well draining soil is best for this rosemary bush and it prefers full sun. It can tolerate partial shade but the flavor of the culinary herb will not be as intense. The Tuscan Blue Rosemary height is up to 6 feet tall at maturity and 2-4 feet wide. The fragrant shrub will grow to the area that you plant it in and has an upright growth habit.

You can grow rosemary indoors in a south facing window with at least 6 hours of bright light. We do recommend a terra cotta pot with good drainage and air circulation. Only water when the soil is dry.

Tuscan Blue Rosemary care includes an annual application of slow release fertilizer in the early spring and mulch to help retain moisture. Pruning rosemary plants should be done in early spring to encourage new growth during the active growing season and you should shape the plant to the size you want. Pruning shears are best for this to get a clean cut on the woody stems.

Water the plant thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Potted rosemary will need more water than planted in the ground but be sure not to overwater and cause root rot.

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Botanical Name

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 6 ft
Mature Width 2-4 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Edible, aromatic leaves
  • Showy spring flowers
  • Low maintenance

Shipping Info

Once your Tuscan Blue Rosemary order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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