Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Native: Africa, Asia, Europe
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8 and warmer
Plant Dimensions: 2’–4′ tall and as wide
Variety Information: Very narrow, ½”–1″ long, gray-green, evergreen needle-like leaves have a piney, astringent flavor and spicy, pine aroma.
Exposure: Full sun
Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date in mild climates, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F. In cold climates, sow in containers to grow outside during summer and inside during winter.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature is 65°–75°F.
Days to Emerge: 15–30 days
Seed Depth: Surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 5 seeds every 12″–18″
Row Spacing: 36″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″; 36″ for perennials
Harvesting: Remove sprigs as needed. Rosemary is most fragrant and flavorful just before blooms appear.