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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
    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.

  • 5
    Delightful plant

    Posted by Margaret Wood on 9th Sep 2019

    This is a new variety to me. It does have a distinct smell of ginger but the taste is subtle. I didn't know that there were so many different varieties of Rosemary (or Thyme or Lavender) until I found Hooksgreen Herbs. The selection is amazing. Delivery is swift, plants are well packaged and of excellent quality.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Jun 2019

    As all the herbs I ordered this arrived promptly, in good condition and makes a welcome addition to my herb collection. Would recommend this supplier

  • 3

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jun 2019

    Unfortunate there was no label in the pot so not 100% sure it is what it is supposed to be. Couldn’t smell anything but rosemary when rubbed the plant. Planning well packed & in good condition when arrived.

  • 5
    Lovely Plants

    Posted by Gill BLACKMORE on 29th Aug 2018

    Great aroma of stem ginger.

  • 5
    Great plant gorgeous fragrance

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2018

    Love this plant neat and very fresh looking

  • 5
    Great condition

    Posted by Jennifer, Cinderford on 14th Aug 2018

    Such healthy looking plants when I received them. The packaging was also the best I have encountered with packed plants. Waiting to plant on when patch they are going in is ready.