Rosemary is a classic garden plant that is grown for its winter flowers, attractive foliage and uses in the kitchen. It is tolerant of hot, dry conditions and can survive on low water levels.
The flowers are usually a pale to mid blue although there are several cultivars of white, pink and deep blue. Flowering is normally in late winter to mid spring.
POSITION & USES
Grows in full sun and is suited to a cottage garden but also useful to add colour to shrubby areas Will grow well in poor and rocky ground.
Rosemary will grow in any position with full sun and good drainage but will tolerate some shade in a dry location. Due to the variations in habit they can be used in a multitude of positions from tall defining hedge to a cascading groundcover – as single plants or en-masse.
Applications of Seasol and PowerFeed when watering will keep it looking its best.
- Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
- Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
- Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.
Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.
CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.
|Plants Needed per Square Metre||2-4|
|Habit||Normally a bushy perennial plant with spreading habit but some cultivars have upright stems and others can be very prostrate and will hug the ground.|
|Position||Full Sun, Heavy Frost|