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Salvia rosmarinus 'Green Ginger' (Rosemary 'Green Ginger') Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Rosemary 'Green Ginger' RHS AGM (Salvia rosmarinus 'Green Ginger') Previously Rosmarinus Officinalis 'Green Ginger' Herb in 1 litre Pot

At least one variety of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is absolutely essential in a culinary herb garden. Rosemary 'Green Ginger' 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. True to its origins, Rosemary prefers sunny and sheltered conditions. It will stand frosts if conditions are not windy and wet as well. 

Rosemary 'Green Ginger' will grow to 60- 0cm, and has striking small dark blue flowers in spring. The leaves of this aromatic perennial are sharply flavoured with ginger and give a real hit of rosemary as well. A fabulous addition to the culinary garden and a must for the keen cook. It's strong growth of dark green leaves give off a powerful scent with the addition of ginger especially when planted in full sun where this Mediterranean plant is happiest.  Rosemary is very attractive to bees and other pollinating insects too.

If left unpruned Rosemary can become straggly and untidy so should be pruned after flowering to keep it compact. As a guide, prune after the first main flush of flowers. Regular picking of the leaves especially the tips of the branches for cooking acts as an ongoing pruning regime and helps keep the plant bushy and compact.

Recently received the RHS Award of Garden Merit, as seen in the Garden Magazine article by Jekka McVicar VMH 

Herb Usage

The leaves of Rosemary 'Green Ginger' 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.  beautiful when chopped and added to roasting potatoes. It can be made into a tea to aid digestion. The leaves can be dried to add to dishes too. you can use the leaves in an infusion for bath water too to aid relaxation of muscles whilst stimulating the mind. It is of course is distilled into an essential oil too and added to many cosmetic products. The Rosemary herb plant is said to help memory and indeed in the language of flowers it is used to denote remembrance. It is said also to prolong life!

Buy  Rosemary 'Green Ginger' Online

Our potted Rosemary 'Green Ginger' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.

Salvia rosmarinus 'Green Ginger' (Rosemary 'Green Ginger') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 90cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Rosmarinus Officinalis 'Green Ginger'
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Aromatherapy
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Formal
  • 5
    Beautiful plant

    Posted by Tracey Camburn on 12th May 2021

    This arrived brilliantly packaged and the herb was great quality and well established. Will definitely be ordering from hooks green herbs again.

  • 5

    Posted by Margaret Berryman on 24th Mar 2021

    Very please with the plants - well pack arrived undamaged

  • 5

    Posted by Trudy on 1st Dec 2020

    Thank you. The plants were very healthy and a good size. The packing was recyclable. All good.

  • 5
    Lovely Plant

    Posted by Anne Ansell on 2nd Sep 2020

    Plant received very quickly in extremely good packaging and plant itself in good condition.

  • 5
    Very pleased

    Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2020

    Arrived quite promptly, well packed and in good condition

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 8th May 2020

    Beautifully packed healthy plant. Lovely scent

  • 5
    Smells fantastic

    Posted by Jo on 7th May 2020

    Excellent, healthy plant received which smells amazing. Received very quickly.

  • 5
    Good healthy plant

    Posted by Unknown on 5th May 2020

    Very well packaged plant and arrived in great condition. Very nice and interesting scented leaves

  • 5
    Fragrant, different, lovely

    Posted by Amanda on 1st May 2020

    I'm very impressed with HooksGreen. The plants are very good quality, nicely packaged, and arrived within a couple of days. Rosemary Green Ginger has a lovely warm scent and I've already used on roast potatoes, it's delicious.I've bought a couple of extra plants for my son, mum and a friend.