Rosemary Plant

Rosemary Plant

Plant name Rosemary
Height – 5 to 8 Inch
Pot size- 6 inch

Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. Rosemary has a fibrous root system.

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) that is native to the Mediterranean region and grows well near the sea. It was long ago introduced widely in Europe. It is used as an herb to savor meat, savory dishes, and salads. It is used sparingly in herb mixes because of its intense scent. The essential oil is used in cosmetics and in some pharmaceutical preparations.

How To Care Of Rosemary Plant

Water:- It needs regular water to get established. After then, infrequent & deep water(every 2-4 weeks depending on your climate) are fine. Be careful not to over water your rosemary because this plant is subject to root rot.

Soil :- Make sure the soil drains really well. What you add to amend drainage (if you need to) varies depending on your soil type. I added loam to my gardens. In a pot, succulent & cactus mix would be fine as well as potting soil, the latter you’d need to water less often. Rosemary isn’t particularly fussy as to soil type but I will say that it prefers a soil more on the alkaline side rather than acidic.

Fertilizer:- Rosemary doesn’t require much if any at all. I’ve never fertilized but have composted them, every 1-3 years. If your rosemary is looking a bit yellow & pale, you could feed it once in spring with something like this.

Propagation :- Propagating rosemary is easy. I take cuttings about 5-8″ long (not the tender new growth at the ends but not the old woody growth either), strip off the lower leaves & put them in water.

Uses:- Rosemary has so many uses in the landscape. It does great in containers & is very suitable to prune into topiary forms. Rosemary grows along the coast, in rock gardens, on banks as a ground cover, trailing over walls, as a hedge & of course in herb gardens.

 

 

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