Rosemary, fresh

Fun Facts

  1. Rosemary was relocated to England by the Romans in the eighth century, primarily in the southern part of the country. Charlemagne ordered rosemary to be grown on his farms in the tenth-century Spain.
  2. Rosemary has a historical association with the Virgin Mary. The flowers received their color light blue color when she placed her shawl over a rosemary bush after she washed it. At weddings, boughs of rosemary were carried as good luck for the new couple.
  3. Rosemary branches were placed on the floors of medieval homes to combat diseases during the “black plague”‘, Because of the fragrance the plant gives off it was a used as a incense.
  4. Rosemary is an evergreen bush that grows to a height of two to six feet with pale blue flowers and spiky leathery leaves (all varieties have leaves that resemble pine needles). The leaves are glossy green on the top and lighter, gray-green underneath. In mild climates you will see rosemary bushes used as a boarder plant.

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