Rosmarinus officinalis Blue Boy

Blue Boy Dwarf Rosemary

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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Blue Boy' (Blue Boy Dwarf Rosemary) is a rare, dwarf Rosemary selection unique for its small size and long blooming display of light blue flowers held over small evergreen leaves. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 8 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care), Less than 10" (with irrigation)
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBL5Y51

Details

6-8" tall x 15-18" wide. This rare, dwarf Rosemary selection is unique for its small size. A long bloomer, Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Blue Boy’ (Blue Boy Dwarf Rosemary) covers itself with light blue flowers held over small evergreen leaves. It is an excellent choice for smaller gardens and in container gardens where regular sized Rosemary varieties would be much too large.
SKU HBL5Y51
Common Name Blue Boy Dwarf Rosemary
Botanical Name Rosmarinus officinalis Blue Boy
Zones 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 6-8" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care), Less than 10" (with irrigation)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Coastal California, Hot Desert, Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Rosemary must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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New perennial/spring-planted bulb orders will begin shipping the week of May 31.

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4.0

I killed two of these, would still order again

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from California High Desert

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Pros

  • Compact Size
  • Edible
  • Fast Grower
  • Fragrant
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Frost Delicate

Best Uses

  • Cooking Herb
  • Garden
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Patio

Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Blue Boy:

Yes, I killed two of these plants. My first one arrived perfect, but didn't make it through frosty nights outside (even though the other young HCG plants survived well, like Salvias and Penstemons). I contacted HCG and they sent a replacement. I decided to have the second Rosemary in a container indoors by my east facing sliding door to avoid frost damage/death outside. It was doing really well, growing faster than it's full size twiggy counterparts from big-box stores, and very aromatic. However, I left on a short trip in the summer, and found the plant almost dead. It didn't come back, but HCG refunded my money. I would still recommend this plant and would buy it again now that I have more gardening experience, and it's not available elsewhere.

I am writing this review for a chance to participate in a drawing for a HCG gift card.

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2.0

Not for Zone 7

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from Albuquerque

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  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Blue Boy:

    Small and beautiful in a container but did not survive the winter. I hoped it would since it was protected. But read the zones and abide by them.

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    Q & A

    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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