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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Hill Hardy'


Rosmarinus ‘Hill Hardy’, aka 'Madeline Hill', is one of the hardiest culinary rosemaries able to withstand zone 6!

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy’, aka 'Madeline Hill', is one of the hardiest culinary rosemaries (along with 'Arp') able to withstand zone 6 if drainage is good and soils are thin. It has a strong, upright habit with fragrant, grey-green to bluish green foliage perfect for use in the kitchen. The best flavour and plant longevity will be in hot dry spots with poor soil.

Common Name: Rosemary

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry scrub land in the Mediterranean region.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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