Rosemary is savory, culinary favorite, with a minty pine scent. This plant has silvery, needle-like foliage and delicate flowers. Rosemary is classically used to flavor meat, potatoes, soups and stews. This drought tolerant plant can be used fresh or dried, and may aid headaches and stimulate circulation.
Sowing: Start seeds 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Light penetration is required for germination so lay seeds over growing medium and gently press into soil. Keep the soil moist until germination, which can take up to a month. Wait until after the last frost to transplant the rosemary outdoors in full sun.
Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Species Origin: Mediterranean, Africa, Europe, Western Asia
Life Cycle: Perennial
Light Requirement: Full Sun
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Height: 18-60 Inches
Plant Spacing: 8-10" for annuals, 24-36" for perennials
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Medicinal, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant