Rosmarinus officinalis 'Roman Beauty' (Chef's Choice™) L.

Chef's Choice™ Rosemary, Roman Beauty Rosemary

Patents: PP#18192

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Rosmarinus

Parent: Rosmarinus officinalis

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 11

Size: To 18" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun


Violet blue flowers in spring. Compact form with slightly arching stems. Aromatic culinary foliage. Deer and rabbit resistant.


Discovered by Christopher Fairweather in Beaulieu, England, as an open pollinated seedling from and unnamed prostrate Rosemary. Selected for its improved habit, short internodes and ease of shipping.

Added to the Southern Living Plant Collection and available spring 2014.

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