Rosmarinus officinalisRosemary Herb
Type: Fragrant, Evergreen, Culinary Perennial Herb
Bloom: Apr – Sept
Flower: Mauve Blue Lavender
Height: 6-7′ x 5′ wide
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Light, well drained soil
Moisture: Doesn’t like wet feet when it becomes cold. Occasional during hot season. Allow to dry between watering.
Use: Back border, screen, herb garden, culinary. Use fresh or dried. Attracts bees.
Tolerances: Hot, dry, frost. Deer resistant
Problems: Advised to tie up larger rosemary plants before snowfall to avoid loss from branch breaking
Notes: Store dried rosemary in air tight containers. Harvest as needed
Rosemary officinalis Herb Seeds
Indoors: Sow thickly 1/4″ deep to sterile seed starting mix in February to mid April. Keep moist but not wet. Use bottom heat to maintain 80-90F soil temperature for 30% germination rate 15-25 days. Grow on in bright light & keep moisture to bare minimum as seedlings are prone to dampening off. Harden off before transplanting to larger containers in May. Over winter for first year, protecting from Winter cold. Fertilize pot culture monthly during growing season. Transplant to garden 24-36″ apart the following Spring once soil warms
Outdoors: Transplant recommended Direct sow thickly, just covering in May