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Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 32677



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Rosmarinus
Species: Rosmarinus officinalis
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Evergreen
  • Herb
  • Medicinal
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • Autumn / Fall
Flowering End edit
  • Spring
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
  • Linear
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Edging
  • Hanging Basket
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
  • Greenhouse
  • Vegetable Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Clay / Heavy
  • Poor
  • Tolerant of Most Types
Soil pH edit
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Deer Resistant
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Stem Cutting
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
toni (36069)
mayzee (14)
Netty (13526)
  brombear (1128)
Jewell (5500)
  purpleinopp (8118)
  clyte (1)
Tammyd (1215)
Kay (765)
  TooManyWeeds87 (501)


Gardens Containing This Plant
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Jewell (5500) wrote on Mar 10 2009
Rosemary comes in different varieties that can be either upright (easily made into topiaries) or drooping/hanging for baskets.

Friends with deer problems keep it planted around the base of their fruit trees and it has been successful in keeping the deer from decimating the trees.

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mayzee (14) wrote on Jan 01 2009
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This is one of my favorite plants. I have just successfully dug-up, potted and placed in my greenhouse. Living in NY, we cannot keep them outside and expect them to live. I hope to keep the happy until Spring when I can place them outside again.

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Kay (765) wrote on Feb 17 2010
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Rosemary is not hardy here, but it is a must have for a container every year!! I love to cook with it, and grow it near the path so I can pluck a bit off to smell while I'm in the garden!

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  TooManyWeeds87 (501) wrote on Mar 29 2010
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Takes forever to grow to a large size. But worth it. Fantastic plant and the leaves are great on roast chicken.

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