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Rosmarinus officinalis erectus cv. "alba" 15-30cm

Rosmarinus officinalis erectus cv. "alba" 15-30cm

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Product Description

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Erectus' cv. 'Alba' is a unique and visually striking cultivar of the common Rosemary herb (Rosmarinus officinalis). This variety stands out for its distinctive growth habit, compact form, and the absence of the typical blue or purple flowers seen in most rosemary plants. Instead, it features elegant white flowers that add a touch of purity and beauty to its evergreen foliage. Here's a brief description and some cultivation tips for Rosmarinus officinalis 'Erectus' cv. 'Alba':

'Erectus' Rosemary is a compact, upright herb that typically reaches a height of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 centimeters). Its narrow, needle-like leaves are a rich green color, creating a dense, bushy appearance. What sets this cultivar apart is its lovely white flowers, which appear in clusters during the spring and early summer. These pure white blossoms not only add visual interest to the plant but also contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. 'Erectus' cv. 'Alba' retains the classic fragrance and culinary versatility of common rosemary, making it a valuable addition to herb gardens and landscapes.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: 'Erectus' Rosemary is well-suited to Mediterranean climates but can adapt to a range of temperate regions. It can be grown as an annual in colder climates or in containers that can be brought indoors during winter.

  2. Sunlight: Plant this rosemary cultivar in a location that receives full sun, with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Adequate sunlight promotes strong growth and essential oil production.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with good organic content. Rosemary prefers slightly alkaline to neutral soil with a pH level of around 6.0 to 7.0.

  4. Watering: Allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions. Rosemary is drought-tolerant and dislikes waterlogged conditions, so avoid overwatering.

  5. Pruning: Prune 'Erectus' Rosemary to maintain its compact shape, encourage bushier growth, and remove dead or woody branches. Regular pruning also helps prevent the plant from becoming too leggy.

  6. Fertilization: Feed the plant sparingly with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring. Rosemary generally doesn't require heavy feeding.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Rosemary is relatively pest-resistant, but you may occasionally encounter issues like aphids or spider mites. Keep an eye out for these pests and take appropriate action if needed.

  8. Container Growing: 'Erectus' Rosemary can be grown in containers, which is an excellent option for those with limited space or in colder climates. Ensure that the container has good drainage.

  9. Harvesting: You can harvest rosemary leaves and flowers for culinary use throughout the growing season. Prune no more than one-third of the plant's foliage at a time to maintain its health.

'Erectus' Rosemary cv. 'Alba' is a visually striking and aromatic herb that combines the elegance of white flowers with the classic flavor and fragrance of rosemary. Whether grown for culinary use, as an ornamental plant, or both, this cultivar adds a touch of charm and purity to gardens and landscapes

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant in flower not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-20cm

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