The leaves are evergreen, 2-4 cm long and 2-5 mm broad, green above, and white below, with dense short woolly hair. The plant flowers in spring and summer in temperate climates but the plants can be in constant bloom in warm climates.
Seeds per Packet
Rosmarinus officinalis (Botanical name)
3 to 4 feet (90 - 120cm).
purple or blue
easy to grow
Planting and care
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
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
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Average water needs. Water on a regular schedule, but do not overwater. Allow soil to go dry between waterings, then soak thoroughly.
60° and 70°F.
Apply any organic fertilizer.
Prune the stems to use fresh. During the winter, bring a rosemary plant indoors. Harvest rosemary after new growth is generated, typically 6 weeks after
Rosemary special feature
You can dry the leaves as well and store in an airtight container.
Rosemary lends itself to decorative uses as well
Use the trimmings to create a decorative wreath either alone or with other herbs
Wreaths can be hung on the wall or used as table decorations and they make lovely gifts
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
Rosemary is a nice addition to tomato sauce, pizza, and pork, but because its flavor is strong, use a light hand
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do rosemary grow?
On average rosemary grows 3 to 4 feet (90 - 120cm).
What color are rosemary ?
A rosemary plant bears flowers of color purple or blue
How hard is rosemary to grow?
A rosemary is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a rosemary need?
A rosemary prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a rosemary need?
A rosemary prefers watering Average water needs. Water on a regular schedule, but do not overwater. Allow soil to go dry between waterings, then soak thoroughly.