Zone 3+ (Perennial Zones 6-9)
Up to 5' tall
Approx. 50 seeds per pack
(Rosmarinus officinalis) A Mediterranean native herb. Attractive evergreen shrub with grey-green pinnate leaves. Classic herb has a spicy flavor used extensively to season meats and vegetables. Great for pots. Perennial in zones 8-10, grown as an annual in the North. Rosemary promotes increased circulation to the head and scalp and can help alleviate headaches if drank as a tea or used as a steam. Rosemary essential oil has been said to promote hair growth on the scalp.
Rosemary may overwinter in colder climates if mulched or dug up and transferred to containers in a protected structure.
Transplant (recommended): Germination in 14-21 days. Start seeds 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on the surface of the growing medium and gently press them into the medium. Cover the seeds lightly, as light is required for germination. Keep seedlings at 12-16°C and keep the soil moist, but not soaked, until germination occurs. Transplant to individual containers when plants have 4 true leaves. Harden off. Plant out after last frost, 8-10" apart if growing as an annual (Zones 6 or less), or 24-36" apart if growing perennial (Zones 6+)
Transplant outdoors after the last frost in rows 18-36" apart. In-row spacing is 8-10" apart where it will be grown as an annual and 24-36" apart where it will be grown as a perennial.