Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region, and as such, prefers a light, sandy soil, which will fully satisfy its meagre feeding needs. Having said that, rosemary is tolerant of most soil conditions as long as they are not water-logged.
The leaves of the Rosemary plant are extremely aromatic, and can be finely chopped and used to flavour a variety of dishes, especially stuffing. Many cooks simply cut sprigs of rosemary and place with roasted meats, especially lamb, pork, chicken and turkey.
This is an exceptionally neat and vigorous shrub, that needs full sun and can be easily shaped and clipped. A distinctive Ginger taste and smell makes it an exciting taste for the cook, and a cup of ginger Rosemary tea, hot or iced, is becoming a favourite refresher for those, hot busy days. Cold and frost hardy.