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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen shrub which is frequently used in cooking. Its pale blue flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.

    Latin Name

    Rosmarinus officinalis


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Herb
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 6'
    Max Spread: 4'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Herb

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Africa, Europe, western Asia


    History

    Rosemary has been a significant herb for centuries and was used in the middle ages for wedding ceremonies.


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