Other features: leaves may be used to flavour lamb, pork and roasted vegetables
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Upright spikes of purple-blue flowers, from mid-spring to early summer, and aromatic, dark green leaves. Rosemary is perfect for a sunny herb garden, shrub or mixed border. While winter frosts may kill off some of the shoots the plant should regenerate from the base. The young leaves are great for flavouring roasted vegetables, lamb and pork.
Garden care: To ensure a plentiful supply of young, succulent leaves for culinary use gather the leaves regularly and prune each spring.