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General information

  • Salvia rosmarinus, Rosemary
  • Lamiaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: loose, well-drained soil.
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Perennial

Successful Cultivars

  • Common (80-100 days) Pungent, fragrant leaves.
  • Arp (80-100 days) Beautiful, tall rosemary with intense fragrance. Cold tolerant, upright variety.
  • Tuscan Blue (80-100 days) Tall, dark blue flowering variety.


Common Pests & Diseases

  • Powdery Mildew (pictured here)
  • Downy Mildew
  • Spittle Bugs
  • Thrips
  • Botrytis Rot
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This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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