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Salvia rosmarinus 'Gorizia'


(Little Hill Sage) This most unusual variety heralds from the northeastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Large growing and rambling, it is at it's best when given room to spread.
Price: $11.50
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Degree of Difficulty
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Best of Class
Best of Class
We believe this to be the best aromatic rosemary.
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This plant is sensitive to overwatering and wet soils.
Common name
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Little Hill Sage
USDA Zones
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8 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Drought resistant
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Synonym Rosmarinus officinalis 'Gorizia'
  • Salvia rosmarinus 'Gorizia'
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Ratings & Reviews
(Little Hill Sage)  This most unusual variety heralds from the northeastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  Large growing and rambling, it is at it's best when given room to spread. Gorizia is an old town in that region. The name of the town comes from the Slovene word gorica 'little hill', hence the common name of this plant.

The genus Rosmarinus is now included in Salvia, and we are very happy to carry this wonderful plant - whatever you call it.

The leaves are longer and much broader than most rosemary varieties, so much so that it stands out for this alone. We suspect it is a tetraploid variety. The growth is rambling and spreading, which works very well in mixed borders where it can mix in with other plants. The flowers are quite large as well, but not as numerous as some. The fragrance is fetching - ginger spice and sweet.  It is our favorite variety to give a hint of flavor to a dish.

New for 2018.