‘Blue Boy’

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Blue Boy’ 

photo: THOR

Let’s face it – we need Rosemary! Our potatoes need it. Our soups & savory dishes are sad without it. But we don’t need a cubic yard of it. Enter this wee cultivar! Now you can make room in your garden for rosemary without resenting its massive footprint! Tidy & compact, it has all the charming features of your de rigueur rosemary (spicy scent, tough & tolerant, with sweet pastel blue flowers in Spring to charm the bees) without the ungainly size. Only 1’ tall & a little wider, it’s happy in pots, at the edge of the herb border, or in a rock garden setting. It’s not a speed demon, so if you need bushels of rosemary, this is not the plant for you, but for dabblers & culinary lightweights like moi, it’s just right! Evergreen, drought tolerant & deer resistant, of course!

Claire Woods

Low/Avg. Water
drought tolerantdeer resistant

USDA Zones 7a-10