Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb with a sweet, resinous flavor. Here’s how to grow your own rosemary plants!
Hailing from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, rosemary does best in warm areas with fair humidity, where it can grow into a shrub several feet in height. In fact, rosemary grows so vigorously in ideal conditions that it can become a bit of a burden, if not managed properly!
This herb can be grown outdoors as a perennial shrub in Zones 7 and warmer. In colder areas, it should be kept in a pot and brought indoors for the winter.
Rosemary is often used for seasoning poultry, lamb, stews, and soups.
|Botanical Name||Rosmarinus officinalis|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil pH||Slightly Acidic to Neutral|
|Hardiness Zones||7, 8, 9, 10, 11|