Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an appealing evergreen bush with needle-like leaves and splendid blue blossoms.The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits. Rosemary is in the same taxonomic family as mint but doesn’t have that characteristic flavor . Rosemary is also the medicinal plant. The blooms of evergreen rosemary hold on through spring and summer, filling the air with a pleasant piney aroma.This beautiful herb, mostly used for seasoning dishes and It commonly used as ornamental plantings in the landscape.
Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Common Name: Rosemary
How to maintain Rosemary plant:
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) grown outdoors prefers full sun.Rosemary will grow indoors satisfactorily under standard fluorescent lamps, and exceptionally well under high output T5 fluorescent plant lights, compact fluorescent, or high-intensity discharge (metal halide or high-pressure sodium) plant growing lights. Keep standard fluorescent lamps between 2 and 4 inches from the tops of the plants, high output and compact fluorescents approximately one foot above the plants, and HID lights between 2 and 4 feet above the plants, depending on wattage. Have an oscillating fan gently stir seedlings for at least 2 hours per day to stimulate shorter, sturdier, and more natural plant habit.
Plant Height & Spacing:
Rosemary plants usually grow to a height of 3 to 4 feet (90 – 120cm). Rosemary plants should be spaced between 18 and 24 inches (45 – 60 cm)
Average water needs. Water on a regular schedule, but do not overwater. Allow soil to go dry between waterings, then soak thoroughly.
Sow indoors in sunny location or under plant grow lights eight weeks before the last frost. Rosemary propagates well via stem cuttings.
Pests and Diseases:
Rosemary can be susceptible to whitefly, scale, and mealybug and is susceptible to powdery mildew.