Rosemary is an excellent herb to grow for novice gardeners. Cooler zones below zone 6 will need to treat rosemary as an annual as it is not wintering tolerant. Used widely as an herb or for medicinal purposes. Not well known, but Rosemary will attract bees.
Rosemary may overwinter in colder climates if mulched or dug up and transferred to containers in a protected structure. If using primed seed, press seeds into the top of the growing medium. Germinate at 70°F (21°C). Treat the same as unprimed seed after germination is complete.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 7 - 11 Height: 12 - 36 inches Bloom Season: Spring Bloom Color: Purple Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8 Deer Resistant: Yes Latin Name: Rosemarinus Officinalis
Temperature: 65 - 85F Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Press seed onto the surface of the soil, do not cover the seed Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch, approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet Moisture: Keep moist until germination Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches apart; thin seedlings 12 inches