Rosemary HEIRLOOM Seeds

Rosemary HEIRLOOM Seeds

Rosmarinus officinalis

Item #5039

Perennial. Fall in love with the wonderful aroma of this versatile herb. As a culinary seasoning, it complements not only meats and vegetables, but also brings a zingy flavor to breads, and blends well with other herbs. A beautiful ornamental with upright growth habit, it grows well in containers indoors or outside. Try steeping rosemary leaves for a soothing bathwater! Rosemary is perennial in USDA zone 8 or warmer; otherwise treated as an annual unless grown indoors. Deer resistant.

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Full Sun

2'-4' tall and wide

Days to Emerge:
15-30 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
5 seeds
every 12"-18"

Row Spacing:
Sow in pots
or outside in
a single row

When 1" tall,
thin to 1
every 12"-18"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost in USDA zones 8 or warmer (winter temperatures not below 20°F). In colder climates, sow in containers to grow outside during summer, and inside during winter.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost.

Special germination instructions: Rosemary has a naturally low germination rate, and can take four weeks to germinate. Press lightly into soil surface; do not cover with soil.

Harvesting: Remove sprigs as needed. Best flavor occurs just before flowering.

Artust: Peggy Turchette

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