Plant Inspiration: Rosemary

May 24, 2013


Rosemary (Rosemary officinalis)

Sun: Rosemary loves the sun, but will also need some part shade.

Zone: When growing outside it will do well in zones 7-11, some will even grow in zone 6, anything cooler and it can be grown as an annual, or brought indoors for the winter.

Soil: A well drained soil for this guy! They like their soil a little moist, so keep them watered. Soil should never be soggy, but should not be allowed to completely dry out.

Water: Water your Rosemary plants when the soil is dry to touch, but allow them to dry out between your watering times.

Habitat: Very suited for container gardening with a moderate growth rate. Some upright shrubs can get up to 3’-5’ tall and if allowed will spread up to 3’. There are also creeping types available.

Tip: Plant somewhere where it may get brushed about against, this will release the smell into the air. Hang near the kitchen for full access to fresh Rosemary to cook with. Also, if your Rosemary does flower- they are edible! Just be sure to remove the green calyx at the base of the flower. Want a bushier plant? Prune after blooming has ceased, and always leave at least 2/3 of the plant.

Category: Thriller – Used as focal points and to create a dynamic visual composition, and tasty yumminess!

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