Jekkapedia: Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)

Jekkapedia: Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)

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Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
Rosemary is a shrub which originated in the Mediterranean area and is now widely cultivated throughout the temperate regions. Rosmarinus, the botanical name, means sea- dew.  This may come from its habit of growing close to the sea and the dew like appearance of its blossom when seen from a distance. It has been grown for centuries and is steeped in myth, magic and folk lore. Read Jekka's Guide to Rosemary for more information. 

Jekka's Herbs
We have been lovingly trialling, growing and propagating herb plants on the herb farm at Jekka’s for over 30 years. We follow sustainable, organic and environmentally sensitive practices and all of our herbs are grown for the British garden. You can read more about our Sustainability Approach in one of Jekka's Blogs or in Jekka's Guide to Growing Herbs in a Changing Climate.

How to buy Jekka's Herbs

Seeds are available through our online shop and plants are available from the herb farm. You can organise a farm collection, come to one of our Open Days or participate in a Herb Experience (see our events calendar). Please see our 'Looking Good List' for availability and use our webform or email your list directly to us ( We no longer offer a mail order service for our plants.

Click on the plants below for details on the individual herb. All information and photographs are copyrighted to Jekka's.

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