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Rosemary?

Posted by shear_stupidity 9B (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 29, 13 at 10:41

Is this topiary made from Rosemary? If not, could I achieve this look using Rosemary?

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RE: Rosemary?

Don't believe it's Rosemary(note the graft).
Perhaps a Westringia?


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RE: Rosemary?

That's funny. I never noticed the graft before. I was too busy squinting at the leaves.
Can I get Rosemary to do this?


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RE: Rosemary?

It should work, I see them for sale in garden centers from time to time.


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RE: Rosemary?

Rosemary topiaries are very common.


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RE: Rosemary?

Definitely not rosemary but I have seen rosemary in similar shapes. If you google "topiary" or "make topiary" you'll get more info on the how-to's of it. You could also try "herbal topiary" if you want to do it with herbs like rosemary.

FataMorgana


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RE: Rosemary?

For topiary, make sure you get an upright variety of rosemary, as opposed to prostrate.


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RE: Rosemary?

I'm not sure I've ever seen an upright one. I had one that sprawled on the ground almost like a groundcover, then another that's upright but more like a bush. I'll have to "look under their skirts" before buying I guess?


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RE: Rosemary?

Tuscan for example

Here is a link that might be useful: Tuscan Blue Rosemary


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RE: Rosemary?

That looks like what I have! If I start cuttings, will they be the same?

As a side-note, I can't hardly make a poultry dish without Rosemary unless it's mexican food. I should probably take cuttings and grow more Rosemary regardless, since I keep picking my plants almost clean!


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If I start cuttings, will they be the same?

Yes, all clones (cuttings) should be identical to the parent plant.


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RE: Rosemary?

It is Dwarf Myrtle, smells great like Rosemary does.

Myrtus communis 'compacta'


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RE: Rosemary?

You can't get rosemary to grow like that because it needs a strong, woody trunk to hold up the top growth, and rosemary isn't like that.

But rosemary is very easy to grow from cuttings. Just take cuttings and put them in a pot and water them and they'll root.

About the Tuscan blue - thanks for posting the pic, I have a couple of small ones. I like this one because it has bright blue flowers that are a lot larger than other rosemaries.


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RE: Rosemary?

Yes, you can either purchase or develop rosemary as a standard, but I think what you have in the picture is common myrtle.


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RE: Rosemary?

I'll try it with both! I already have some Rosemary, but I'll have to try to find Myrtle. I'm not sure I've ever seen it for sale before?


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