Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbeque'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||rohs-ma-RY-nus oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Rosemary is a fabulous aromatic herb for arid gardens. It is a beautiful foundation shrub that provides year around coverage of utilities and footings. The plant is a staple for banks, and both cut and fill slopes where it thrives in full sun with express drainage. Add it to the Mediterranean parterre garden as a hedge or single specimen. Treasured for parterres in the French or Italian style. Naturalizes in hot dry climates to add interest to native plantings or international xeriscape composition. Belongs in every kitchen garden, veggie plot and herb garden. Rosemary makes an excellent potted plant, particularly in terra cotta for porch or patio.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Sustainable, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Aromatic Culinary Seasoning|
Thrives in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid excess winter moisture. Needs little care; may be fertilized lightly in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10