Rosemary - gold dust

Rosemarinus officinalis

A very decorative variety of this aromatic plant, with a dark streak to the centre of the leaves surrounded by golden edges and blue flowers in spring. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Aromatic
  • Good bee herb
  • Attractive foliage
  • Good in pots
A rosemary with a good flavour although maybe not as pungent as other varieties, however it makes up for it with the ornamental value of the variegated leaves which contrast beautifully with the blue flowers in spring.
  • Plant care
  • Height: 60-100cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Blue
  • Flowering period: April - May

This pungently scented herb grows best in full sun and certainly it requires the midday and afternoon sun to grow well. Grown In the ground, like other plants it needs watering until established and after that it can be left to get on with it. It does like to have a well-drained soil, especially in winter, but I grow it south facing, in a heavy clay soil and it copes just fine. Rosemary doesn’t want to be cut back into the old wood, but regular pruning of the tips keeps in nice and bushy. Rosemary gold dust is quite hardy, but it can suffer in very cold winters.


Rosemary’s intense flavour has made it a valuable herb in the kitchen where it is used traditionally, fresh or dried with lamb and other meats, with roast potatoes, on pizza, in pasta sauces and bread, biscuits both savoury and sweet, cakes and desserts.
Medicinally it is used as a circulatory stimulants increasing blood to the brain, making it useful for memory and concentration. An infusion of the leaves rinsed through dark hair is said to leave it glossy and bright.
Rosemary has long been associated with remembrance and used to remember and honour loved ones.




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