Fall in love with the wonderful aroma of this versatile herb. It complements meats and vegetables, brings its unique, piney flavor to breads, and blends well with other herbs. A beautiful ornamental, it grows well in containers, and pollinators love the lavender flowers.
• Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
• Family: Lamiaceae
• Native: Africa, Asia, Europe
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8 and warmer
• Plant Dimensions: 2'–4' tall and as wide
• Variety Information: Very narrow, ½"–1" long, gray-green, evergreen needle-like leaves have a piney, astringent flavor and spicy, pine aroma.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers
• When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date in mild climates, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F. In cold climates, sow in containers to grow outside during summer and inside during winter.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature is 65°–75°F.
• Days to Emerge: 15–30 days
• Seed Depth: Surface
• Seed Spacing: A group of 5 seeds every 12"–18"
• Row Spacing: 36"
• Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"; 36" for perennials
• Harvesting: Remove sprigs as needed. Rosemary is most fragrant and flavorful just before blooms appear.