Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean. This aromatic shrub is enjoyed for its ornamental and culinary value. Plants prefer full to partial sun and well-draining soil. It can be brought indoors to overwinter in colder zones.
Tender perennial to 30 inches. The plant has been used for centuries, both medicinally and in the kitchen. Small evergreen shrub is covered with needle-like aromatic leaves and a myriad of tiny pink or blue flowers in summer. Perennial in mild winter climates; elsewhere, grow in containers for overwintering indoors. The dark green leaves may be used fresh or dried. Flowers are beloved by bees. We offer select seed that is easier to start, but it still can be somewhat challenging. The plants are lovely and can live for years with proper care.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 14-28 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 80-90 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Barely Cover
- Plant Spacing: 12-24"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Rosmarina officinalis
Growing Tips: Cover tray with plastic wrap or a clear dome and keep soil temperature at 80 F (an inexpensive heat mat helps to warm soil). Place in a sunny window or under light. Sow thickly as rosemary is famous for spotty germination!