Tuscan blue Rosemary

The chef’s favourite, ideal for Mediterranean recipes.



Key Facts

tuscan blue rosemary
  • The chef’s favourite, ideal for Mediterranean recipes.
  • Quite tall – but easy to grow
  • Takes about 2 to 3 months to grow
  • Seeds available online – Available from Amazon



When you grow rosemary then it is claimed that Tuscan Blue Rosemary is the chef’s favourite.

  • Originally from the Mediterranean region
  • Extremely aromatic.
  • Ideal for Meat, Fish & Potato recipes.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 60 to 80 (2 to 3 months)
  • About 120 to 180 cm high
chicken with rosemary

How to use Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Each rosemary type has different flavour – the key is to select a variety that will suit you.

For example it is claimed that

  • Sudbury Blue & Severn Sea – Has traditional flavour associated with Rosemary
  • Haifa & Primley Blue – Tastes like Rosemary & Cucumber
  • Lady in White & Roseus – And is Rosemary & a bit ‘hoppy’

Typical recipes


How to grow tuscan blue rosemary

The rosemary plant is ideally suited for planting outside, in either a vegetable & herb garden, or in a pot on a balcony or terrace.

It will grow in poor well drained soil in a sunny position.

  • Sow thinly into soil at a depth of 6mm
  • Will germinate in 12 to 40 days
  • Thin the seedlings or transplant leaving 38 cm between plants


Growing Rosemary the hard way..

If you use the method above (for example in a pot on a balcony or terrace) it’s quite easy.

You can also grow Rosemary using hydroponics or aquaponics. But it can be quite difficult – there is a real danger of root rot.

  • Grow seeds as above (or use a tray)
  • Transplant to your hydroponic or aquaponic tank
  • Make sure it’s very sunny
  • Carefully monitor the root system


An evergreen shrub with dark green, needle-like leaves on upright stems. It produces little, tubular, two-lipped, dark blue flowers. Blooms in Spring and Summer, from May to June.

Position in areas of full sun either South-facing or West-facing and keep sheltered. Requires acidic to alkaline, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil such as; chalk, loam or sand. Height 1.5 metres, Spread 1.5 metres Will take 5-10 years to achieve ultimate height. Sent as young plant in a 9cm pot. Please read our terms and conditions below. By purchasing you are agreeing to them.

Where to buy tuscan blue rosemary seeds


  1. Minze Vries

    Absolutely essential herb to grow – but better outdoors or on a balcony

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