Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) — Pots and Cuttings




It’s growing well in our clay soil at Rainbow Grove and is easy to propagate. It’s lavender purple blooms attract bees and other pollinators throughout the season. All rosemary plants are evergreen and you can add a sprig to your soup all year round. This is a Rosemary.

Rosemary is moderately vigorous, has pink, purple, blue and white flowers. It is very drought tolerant, ornamental and deer resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10.

Rosemary is such a prolific and reliable plant. It’s an evergreen perennial, so you can break off a sprig and through it in your soups and roasted vege dishes all year long. You’d think that this drought tolerant plant wouldn’t like such wet winters, but it seems to do wonderfully at Rainbow Grove in our acidic clay soil. The purple blooms make rosemary a beautiful ornamental plant that’s loved by bees and other pollinators.

Common Name: Rosemary
Latin Name: Salvia rosmarinus
Family: Lamiaceae
Bloom (species): pink, purple, blue, white flowers
Tree (species): very drought tolerant
deer resistant
Other Latin Names: Rosmarinus officinalis
Lifecycle: Perennial
Leaf Drop: Evergreen
Forest Layer: Herb, Shrub, Flower
Food Type: Herb
Height: 4-5ft
Width: 4-5ft
Hardiness (species): 7-10
Sun: Full, Partial
Native Range: S. Europe to W. Asia.
Habitats: Dry scrub and rocky places, especially near the sea.
Soil PH: 6.5-8.5
Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy
Pollinated By: Bees
Propagation: Very Easy. From softwood cuttings, semi-hardwood cuttings, hardwood heel cuttings, simple layering, stooling /mound layering
Wildlife Supported: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Food Uses: Young shoots, leaves and flowers – raw, dried, or cooked.
Other Uses: The growing plant is said to repel insects from neighboring plants. Branches or sachets of the leaves are often placed in clothes cupboards to keep moths away. Used in shampoos and when combined with borax and used cold, it is one of the best hair washes known and is effective against dandruff. An essential oil is obtained from the leaves and flowering stems and used in perfumery, soaps, medicinally etc.
Sources: pfaf.org

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#1 Gallon Pot, #1 Gallon Pots (2 Pack), #1 Gallon Pots (4 Pack), 1 Cutting, 2 Cuttings, 4 Cuttings


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