USDA Zones: 7 - 11
Height: 12 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Purple
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 65 - 85F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, do not cover seed
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch, approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 12 inches
Rosemary (Rosemarinus Officinalis) - An easy to grow perennial herb that enhances many foods including breads, vegetables and meats. It is also attractive and great to use for landscaping. Grow Rosemary from herb seeds to create a lovely garden or container herb plant that is highly resistant to deer, drought and pests. This tough little garden gem is one of the most ornamental plants for the herb garden.
In summer, deep blue-violet flowers arise in great masses, and the rich color stays true even in the hottest days, refusing to bleach or fade. Rosemary herb plants are very attractive to beneficial insects and attract pollinators to the garden. Rosemary can also be kept in a container to be brought indoors during the winter. Rosemary plants can be shaped and manicured to promote a more attractive, compact addition to your herb garden or container.
How To Grow Rosemary from Herb Seeds: Some gardeners soak the Rosemary seeds before sowing to help prime the seed. Sow the herb seeds on the surface of the soil (indoors 6 - 8 weeks before last frost) or outdoors when temperatures have warmed up. Do not cover the Rosemary seeds as light is needed for germination. For harvesting, flavor is best before plant blooms. Clip leaves and sprigs as needed and use fresh, or dry for later use. Leaves may be frozen as well.
Approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet.