Rosemary is a tender evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean and hardy to zone 8. The plant has grayish-green, needle-like leaves and pale-blue flowers and can reach 4 feet in height. Bring it indoors in the winter and it doubles as a nice house plant. Widely used to season beef, pork, poultry, soups, etc.
An easy to grow perennial herb that enhances many foods including bread, vegetables, and meats. It is also attractive and great to use for landscaping. Grow Rosemary from herb seeds to create a lovely garden or container herb plant that is highly resistant to deer, drought, and pests.
Please note: Rosemary is notoriously difficult to germinate! If you are a beginner, I would recommend buying a plant at the local nursery and take cuttings. Our seeds germinate at 50%, which is quite high for Rosemary.
Prefers full sun but does fine in partial shade.
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
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