Tuscan blue Rosemary

(1 customer review)

The chef’s favourite, ideal for Mediterranean recipes.



Key Facts

  • The chef’s favourite, ideal for Mediterranean recipes.
  • Quite tall – but easy to grow
  • Takes about 2 to 3 months to grow


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
tuscan blue rosemary

Example Tuscan Blue Rosemary recipes

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

chicken with rosemary


How to grow tuscan blue rosemary at home

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
rosemary indoors

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.

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1 review for Tuscan blue Rosemary

  1. Minze Vries

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

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