Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Common name:
Pale blue to whiteBloom time:
June to JulyHeight:
2.00 to 6.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Snip about a 2 inch cutting from the soft, new growth of an established plant. Remove the leaves from the bottom inch and dip that tip into a rooting hormone. Rooting hormones can be found in any garden center.
Place the container in a warm spot with indirect sunlight. Mist the cuttings daily and make sure the soil does not dry out. In about 2-3 weeks, test for root growth by very gently tugging on the cuttings. Sunlight:
well-drained soil Water:
Dry to mediumTemprature:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- If you live in a frost free area, you can grow rosemary in the ground year round.
- Provide a sandy, well draining soil and 6-8 hours of full sunlight.
Rosemary is not a heavy feeder, but fertilizing in spring with a fish/kelp emulsion will get it off to a good start for the season.
- Periodic foliar sprays with the emulsion will keep it looking great.
Where winter hardy, grow in herb gardens, borders or foundations. Ornamental specimen or low hedge. Container plants are attractive additions to patios, decks and other sunny areas around the home. UseMedicinal use:
- Unverified information Rosemary contains the antioxidants carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid, and other bioactive compounds including camphor, caffeic acid, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, rosmaridiphenol, and rosmanol.
- Some of these may be useful in preventing or treating cancers, strokes, and Alzheimer s Disease.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.