Rosemary is a hardy, aromatic evergreen herb plant. Its pine needle like, minty leaves have many culinary and medicinal uses.
How to Grow Rosemary
- Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
- Days to Maturity: 80-100 stem tips; 120-180 bunches
- Hardiness Zone: 6- 10
- Soil: light, well drained soil, 65< degrees
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Space: 10" for annual; 36" for perennial
- Row Spacing: 18- 24"
- Pests/disease: Deer resistant
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz.- Approximately 30,000 Seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 120,000 Seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 480,000 Seeds
Rosemary is often started indoors and allowed several months before being planted outside once any chance of frost has passed. A spray bottle is suggested as a watering method as you do not want to over water this plant which normally thrives in dry and rocky soils. It is a great container plant, especially in areas where the temp can drop below 17 degrees F. Once the plant is established you may harvest leaves as needed. The plants flavor peaks just before the flowers blossom.