A delicious herb and fragrant evergreen, Rosemary features needle-like, deep green leaves that release a distinctive, pine-like fragrance when brushed against. In addition to its aromatic foliage, Rosemary produces tiny, two-lipped blue flowers that appear in spring and early summer, attracting pollinators and adding a delicate touch of color to the landscape. With a bushy, upright growth habit, Rosemary is ideal for herb gardens, containers, or as an attractive and fragrant border plant. This is a great choice for a cottage garden aesthetic.
- Sunlight: Requires full sun for optimal growth; ensure at least six hours of direct sunlight daily.
- Soil: Well-draining, sandy soil is preferred; amend with organic matter for improved fertility.
- Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings; Rosemary prefers slightly drier conditions.
- Hardiness: Rosmarinus officinalis is generally hardy in USDA zones 8-10.