Rosmarinus Officinalis ‘Roseus’ Rosemary

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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Roseus’ Rosemary is a perennial herb with aromatic, evergreen leaves and pink flowers. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is native to the Mediterranean region. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant and for its culinary and medicinal uses.

Botanical Name
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Roseus’
Plant Type
Herbaceous perennial
Family
Lamiaceae (mint family)
Height
Up to 4 feet (1.2 meters)
Foliage
Evergreen, needle-like, aromatic, green with a hint of gray
Bloom Time
Spring to summer
Climate
Mediterranean, warm temperate
Sun Exposure
Full sun
Soil Requirements
Well-drained, sandy, slightly acidic to neutral
Hardiness Zones
USDA zones 8 to 10
Flowering
Pink or pale purple flowers that attract bees and butterflies
Seasonal Features
Foliage is evergreen and fragrant throughout the year, flowers add color and interest in spring and summer
Toxicity
Non-toxic to humans and pets. however, some people may be allergic to rosemary or its essential oil
  • The leaves are also covered with tiny hairs that help reduce water loss and protect the plant from pests and diseases. The leaves have a strong and pleasant aroma that is similar to pine or eucalyptus.
  • The flowers are small, tubular, and arranged in clusters at the ends of the stems. They are pink or pale purple, with darker spots on the lower lip.
  • Propagation can be achieved through semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • As a garden plant, it adds beauty and fragrance to any landscape. It can be grown as a border, a hedge, a specimen, or a container plant.
  • Resistant to deer, rabbits, and most pests and diseases.
  • As a culinary herb, it has a distinctive flavor that enhances many dishes.
  • Generally free of pest and disease problems. But it would help if you watched for aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, spider mites, powdery mildew, or root rots.

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