Rosemary is a tender perennial, a gardener staple, a must-have, must grow, must smell kind of plant. Very low maintenance, drought-tolerant, tasteful, aromatic, versatile, and adds a wonderful texture to the garden area. This herb is adaptable to its living environment and will stay small in a pot by your front door or become the size of a medium shrub if planted in the ground. One of the most popular herbs used by chefs all around the world and can be used by you too!
Days to Maturity: 120-180 days
Plant size: 18-60” tall
Plant spacing: 12-36” apart depending on how big you want your plant to get
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Rosemary loves full sun, especially in the warm summer months, and enjoys light, well-draining soil. Your new plant will need to be watered more often as it settles into its new home. Mature plants planted in the ground can rely purely on rainfall. If grown in a container, water when the top 1-2 inches become dry. Better to water deeply and not often.
Harvesting: Best if used fresh in dishes. If you choose to dry it, keep it out of direct sunlight, in a dry location, and hang in small bunches.
Culinary: Rosemary is often used with chicken and other poultry, game, lamb, pork, steaks, and fish. It also goes well with grains, mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes (our favorite), and spinach. Rinse fresh sprigs of rosemary under cold running water and pat dry before using; rosemary likes to give you sticky fingers.
Nutrients: Although it's typically used in smaller amounts, Rosemary still contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Minerals in rosemary include calcium, iron, and magnesium, and manganese.
Companion planting: Plant near beans, cabbage, sage, broccoli, and hot peppers. Keep away from pumpkins, squash, and carrots. Rosemary repels bean beetles, cabbage moths, and carrot flies.
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.