- botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Lockwood de Forest’
- perennial zones 7-9
- height 12-18″
- spacing 18-24″ apart
- full sun tolerant, partial shade
- dry-average, well-drained soil
- flower color lavender blue
- uses in garden: great in containers, cut foliage, evergreen, fragrant,
- use in chicken, pork, lamb, rice, tomato dishes, herb butters, potpourri and sachets
- attracts honey bees and butterflies
- deer resistant, repels carrot flies outdoors and moths indoors
*Please note: We accept plant orders at any time of the year and if you prefer to place an order outside our regular shipping months of April-May, ordering is still easy. “Why we only ship in April and May”
Due to the nature of shipping live plants, when you place an order, we will simply hold your order and ship it at the proper time for your zone, when weather permits in April 2013. Seed packets are shipped year round through USPS.
For more information see our “Ordering and Shipping Policy.”
Lockwood de Forest Rosemary is known for its dark green foliage and lavender flowers. When used in pots, containers or baskets its unique cascading habit softens the edge and draws the eye. Blooms repeatedly. Prune the plants after flowering. In the summer, fertilize potted plants after the flowers have appeared. Great in rock gardens! This plant is attractive to bees and butterflies.
Rosemary likes well drained, average to dry soil. It prefers a sheltered position such as on the south or southwest side of a wall or foundation. It tolerates part shade, but the flavor of the plant may be weakened if it doesn’t get enough sun. Space the plants 18-24″ apart.
Find great Rosemary recipes here!
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Preferred method – propagate new plants by cuttings so they stay true to type. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer for next year’s growth.