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Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary

More About Rosmarinus officinalis

  • Upright, to rounded, bushy shrub
  • Aromatic, evergreen leaves are used for culinary purposes
  • Leaves may be used both fresh and dried
  • Gray-green, needle-like foliage
  • Tiny, pale blue to white flowers form on the prior year's growth
  • Bloom Time: Early summer

Zone:

8

Height:

2 m

Colour:

Blue (light)
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Rosemary Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rosmarinus officinalis  or rosemary grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Drought tolerant once established, it in not winter hardy in Ontario zones. It should be grown in containers that can be brought indoors and placed near a sunny window. Prune to encourage a dense habit or into specific shapes.


Rosmarinus officinalis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green
Gray

Landscape uses

Herbal garden