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Rosmarinus officinalis Salem

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Salem') ross-mah-RYE-nus oh-fi-shi-NAH-lis Genus:  Rosmarinus

This hardy, fast-growing evergreen shrub has an upright, rounded form and attractive flowers. Shiny green, needlelike leaves are aromatic. It bears small blue flowers in early spring and is loved for its strong, pinelike flavor and fragrance.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Excellent foliage plant. Makes a great hedging plant or accent at the edge of borders or in containers.


At the edge of its range, grow against a south wall for additional warmth and extra winter protection. Grow in poor to moderately fertile soil with plenty of drainage.


Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Propagate new plants by cuttings so they stay true to type.


Prone to aerial blight, bacterial leaf spots, and several root rots.


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium Moisture Characteristics Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Blue Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders, Container Style Herb Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Herbs

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