Salvia rosmarinus (Angustifolia Group) 'Benenden Blue' (Ro)
rosemary 'Benenden Blue'
A bushy aromatic evergreen shrub with narrow, dark green leaves and bright blue, two-lipped flowers in late spring and early summer, sometimes also in autumn
SynonymsRosmarinus officinalis 'Benenden Blue'
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Collingwood Ingram'
see moreRosmarinus officinalis var. angustissimus 'Benenden Blue'
Salvia rosmarinus 'Collingwood Ingram'
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Skin allergen. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
- Name status
How to grow
Easy to grow aromatic, evergreen shrub. Prefers poor, well-drained soil and may be used as a formal or informal low hedge which should be trimmed after flowering. See rosemary cultivation for further advice
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Rock garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Wall side borders
- Flower borders and beds
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