Potted Rose Mary
One of the wonderful woody perennial herbs with the attractive gray-green needle-like leaves, and blue flowers filling the air with a nice piney fragrance. It is an aromatic and distinctive savory kitchen herb with a sweet resinous flavor well suited to seasoning grilled meat and fish. Its Latin name, Rosmarinus officinalis, means “dew of the sea,”.
How To Care
Light: Provide them with well-drained, sandy soil and at least six to eight hours of sunlight.
Water: Water the plants evenly throughout the growing season, but be careful not to overwater.
Fertilizer: Fertilizing in spring with a fish/kelp emulsion will get it off to a good start for the season.
Temperature: Rosemary cannot withstand winters below 30 F. (-1 C.)
Potting: Planting using stem cuttings from existing evergreen plants need a good quality commercial potting mixture with ingredients such as fine pine bark or peat moss with vermiculite or perlite.
Pruning: Prune regularly so that the plant won’t get lanky, it will help make a bushier plant. Trimming rosemary once blooming has ceased.