Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, evergreen perennial herb with fragrant, needle-like leaves. Flowers may be white, pink, purple, or blue. It is a member of the mint family. The leaves are used to flavor foods like breads, stuffings, and meats. According to legend, the Virgin Mary is said to have spread a blue cloak over a white-blossomed rosemary plant when she was resting, and the flowers turned blue. The shrub then became known as the 'Rose of Mary'.
Rosemary is very drought tolerant once established. It thrives is our climate when planted in full sun and well drained soils. Winter hardiness is no problem for this plant in our climate but if it gets really cold, - 20 degrees, like several years ago there may be some dieback or death.
Trees That Please Nursery usually has Rosemary available in both the prostrate and upright growth forms. We always try to keep the variety “Arp” in stock as it is one of the most cold hardy varieties available.
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