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.
Salvia rosmarinus 'Green Ginger' (Rosemary 'Green Ginger') Herb Plant
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
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|
|Latin Name||Rosmarinus Officinalis 'Green Ginger'|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter|
|Culinary||Meat & Poultry|
|Type of Garden||Formal|
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
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.
Great aroma of stem ginger.
Love this plant neat and very fresh looking
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.
Lovely plant great quality. Only gripe was p&p is a little expensive. More than the plant.
nice condition very fresh good roots transplanted well and now thriving
Well packed and plant was in excellent condition on arrival. Very fragrant with a hint of ginger