Fall in love with the wonderful aroma of this versatile herb. It complements meats and vegetables, brings its unique, piney flavor to breads, and blends well with other herbs. A beautiful ornamental, it grows well in containers, and pollinators love the lavender flowers.
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Native: Africa, Asia, Europe
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8 and warmer
Exposure: Full sun
Plant Dimensions: 2'–4' tall and as wide
Variety Info: Very narrow, ½"–1" long, gray-green, evergreen needle-like leaves have a piney, astringent flavor and spicy, pine aroma.
Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date in mild climates, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F. In cold climates, sow in containers to grow outside during summer and inside during winter.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature is 65°–75°F.
Days to Emerge: 15–30 days
Seed Depth: Surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 5 seeds every 12"–18"
Row Spacing: 36"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"; 36" for perennials
Harvesting: Remove sprigs as needed. Rosemary is most fragrant and flavorful just before blooms appear.