Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Plant type: Herb
Sun exposure: Full Sun
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is a pungent and distinctive plant with a sweet, resinous flavor. Rosemary is ideal for a rock garden or the top of a dry wall. It is used for poultry, lamb, stews, and soups.
- For a head start, plant the seeds or cuttings indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost.
- Plant the seeds/cuttings in well-drained soil. For best growth, the soil should be around 70ºF.
- Be sure to give your plants enough room to grow. Rosemary grows to about 4 feet tall and spreads about 4 feet as well.
- In the garden, plant near beans, cabbage, carrots, and sage.
- After the plant flowers, remember to trim the plant.
- For fresh rosemary in the winter, grow the plant indoors in a pot. Be sure to put it in bright light and cool temperatures.
- Prune regularly so that the plant won't get lanky.
- Water the plants evenly throughout the growing season.
- Be sure to get cuttings or divide the plant for next season.
- Aerial blight
- Bacterial leaf spots
- Several types of root rot
- Prune the stems to use fresh. During the winter, bring a rosemary plant indoors.
- You can dry the leaves as well and store in an airtight container.
Wit & Wisdom
Drink rosemary tea to enhance your memory.