Rosemary Plant

Rosemary Plant

Fragrance, Flavor, and Enduring Beauty!

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 38728

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There's no other fragrance like it in the garden -- evocative, instantly recognizable, heavenly! Rosemary is a bushy, upright, naturally rounded perennial with woody stems and heaven-scented gray-green leaves, needle-thin and as delicious as they are fragrant. Every garden deserves this herb -- and so does every gardener!

Although rosemary is perennial in warm climates, it is easily grown as an annual everywhere, because it matures quickly and provides such beauty as well as edible foliage for fresh and dried use as an herb. It is even useful for shaping into a little holiday tree -- and it will perfume any room deliciously!

Quickly reaching 12 to 24 inches high and wide, rosemary has handsome blue blooms in summer to complement its foliage! Pollinators adore the blooms, and nibbling pests are kept at bay by the aroma of the plant. A win-win!

The foliage is best harvested for cooking purposes before the plant blooms, but you will probably want to grow a few extra rosemary plants just for the blue summer flowers! A true edible ornamental, rosemary belongs on every patio, deck, and porch where full sunshine can nourish it. And it's quite water-saving, asking only for an occasional drenching once it reaches full size in summer.

Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart in the bed or border for dense coverage, and if you are growing rosemary where it is perennial, shear it back in late winter to encourage even more branching and a symmetrical, pleasing shape. It needs excellent soil drainage and regular watering during spring growth the first year, and afterwards is quite heat- and drought-tolerant. Such a delight! Perennial in zones 7-10; grown as an annual everywhere.