Known as a symbol of remembrance and friendship, rosemary fills a garden with aroma, flavor, and activity -- busily pollinating bees love the blooms. This herb comes in various forms, from stiff and upright, ideal for a hedge planting, to mounded and spreading, perfect for scrambling along a slope or wall. The secret to beautiful rosemary is to give plants a hot, dry footing. Grow plants in well-drained soil or a raised bed and surround them gravel mulch for best results. Rosemary thrives in containers, too.
In coldest zones, overwinter rosemary in an unheated room with a fan. Protect overwintering plants from extreme humidity. Too low humidity can cause plants to drop leaves; too high can favor powdery mildew.
Plant Type:Perennial, Herb, Shrub
Plant Height:1-6 feet tall
Plant Width:2-4 feet wide
Flower Color:Shades of pink or blue
Bloom Time:Blooms in summer in the north; can be everblooming in warm-winter climates
Landscape Uses:Containers, Beds & Borders, Slopes, Groundcover
Special Features:Flowers, Attractive Foliage, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow