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Chef's Choice Culinary Rosemary

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$19.98
  • Fragrant rosemary produces petite violet-blue flowers
  • Matures to 12" wide by 12-18" tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in full sun
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Description

The Chef's Choice® Culinary Rosemary from the Southern Living Plant Collection is what you have been looking for! It was added to the Collection for two main reasons: it has a compact controlled mounding growth habit that makes it perfect for the low-maintenance gardener, AND it has a higher oil content, which is ideal for the culinary aficionado!

Furthermore, in spring this garden gem will produce petite violet-blue flowers. Snip them off and bring them inside as cut flowers. You'll enjoy the fragrance as well as the color interest.

The Chef's Choice Culinary is a drought and heat-tolerant variety with impressive salt tolerance. So coastal gardeners can plant without fear!

We recommend placing in a garden bed or container garden in or near outdoor living areas so you can enjoy the sweet fragrance in the breeze.

Reaches a mature size of 1-2 feet high x 1-2 feet wide, with no maintenance required!

Chef's Choice Culinary Rosemary Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10, and down to -10° F once fully established in your landscape.

Plant in Full Sun exposure for best results.

Water your new plant 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. During the second growing season, water 1-2 times per week. Once it has over two growing seasons in your landscape, provide supplementary water only in times of drought.

Prefers rich garden soil with good drainage.

Top dress your soil with 3-4 inches of compost or composted manure every year to provide steady food for your newest garden addition.

Fertilize with a balanced, organic fertilizer in spring to promote growth and the health of your plant. Stop fertilizing in late summer to early fall in order to encourage the hardening off of foliage for the winter.

Check out another exciting new Southern Living Plant Collection perennial, the Bells of Fire Tecoma!

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Chef's Choice Rosemary Spacing

For a seamless planting, plant your Chef's Choice 2 feet apart. Space them 3+ feet apart for gaps between shrubs.

  • Scientific Name
    Rosemary officinalis 'Roman Beauty' PP18192
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Aromatic, Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Dwarf, Flowering, Heat Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Blue, Green
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Cut Flowers, Groundcover, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall, Summer

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 7-10
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Southern Living Plants

A collection of shrubs, trees, and perennials selected by plant experts to thrive in the heat of the South. Find traditional varieties like camellias mixed with new landscape favorites like agapanthus. These varieties have been bred to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

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Southern Living Plant Collection

Chef's Choice Culinary Rosemary

From $19.98

The Chef's Choice® Culinary Rosemary from the Southern Living Plant Collection is what you have been looking for! It was added to the Collection for two main reasons: it has a compact controlled mounding growth habit that makes it perfect for the low-maintenance gardener, AND it has a higher oil content, which is ideal for the culinary aficionado!

Furthermore, in spring this garden gem will produce petite violet-blue flowers. Snip them off and bring them inside as cut flowers. You'll enjoy the fragrance as well as the color interest.

The Chef's Choice Culinary is a drought and heat-tolerant variety with impressive salt tolerance. So coastal gardeners can plant without fear!

We recommend placing in a garden bed or container garden in or near outdoor living areas so you can enjoy the sweet fragrance in the breeze.

Reaches a mature size of 1-2 feet high x 1-2 feet wide, with no maintenance required!

Chef's Choice Culinary Rosemary Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10, and down to -10° F once fully established in your landscape.

Plant in Full Sun exposure for best results.

Water your new plant 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. During the second growing season, water 1-2 times per week. Once it has over two growing seasons in your landscape, provide supplementary water only in times of drought.

Prefers rich garden soil with good drainage.

Top dress your soil with 3-4 inches of compost or composted manure every year to provide steady food for your newest garden addition.

Fertilize with a balanced, organic fertilizer in spring to promote growth and the health of your plant. Stop fertilizing in late summer to early fall in order to encourage the hardening off of foliage for the winter.

Check out another exciting new Southern Living Plant Collection perennial, the Bells of Fire Tecoma!

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 1.5 Gallon
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