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Chef’s Choice® Culinary Rosemary

(20 customer reviews)

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About Chef’s Choice® Culinary Rosemary

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 12-18″ H x 12″ W, 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.

Chef’s Choice Culinary Rosemary Spacing

Plant Chef’s Choice 18-24 inches apart in the herb or kitchen garden.

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

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Scientific Name
Rosemary officinalis 'Roman Beauty' PP18192
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12-18" H x 12" W
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20 reviews for Chef’s Choice® Culinary Rosemary

  1. Shirley Baker (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in a timely manner, healthy and looking beautiful. It was packaged extremely well. I will be purchasing more plants from plants by mail.

  2. Mary (verified owner)

    Arrived on time. Healthy plant. Order more soon after because of quality and convenience.

  3. WmJL (verified owner)

    The rosemary arrived looking very healthy after a 600+ mile trip in a well packaged box. I will definitely be ordering more plants from Plants by Mail very soon.

  4. DA Chilson (verified owner)

    Ordered 3 Chef’s Choice Rosemary plants. They arrived 3 days late, all three were very stressed (lack of water) the medium they were planted in was very dry and plants were root bound. Two of the plants have started to recover, the third plant did not make it and was dead within two days. I do not purchase plants through the mail, however these were the only ones available, but will not purchase again.

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  5. Dale Theriot (verified owner)

    Plants were packaged very well. I wanted a different looking plant in my sun area and this fit perfectly with Daylilies, Hamellias, and various perennial annuals.

  6. Nathaly Muller

    This poor thing arrived almost dead. Nothing like the picture. It looked sick. Not a good experience .

  7. Nathaly Muller

    This poor thing arrived almost dead. Nothing like the picture. It looked sick. And it’s been dying a slow death in spite of my efforts to bring it back to life. Very disappointing experience.

  8. Linda Murns (verified owner)

    Plant was beautiful opon arrival. Waiting to put in permanent place till spring! Thanks!

  9. Gabrielle Crum (verified owner)

    Look great! Both I ordered came in good shape and are thriving.

  10. .A. Ford (verified owner)

    This my favorite rosemary variety. The fragrance is wonderful. It appears to be very healthy.

  11. Betty W. Blalock (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy plant.

  12. Donna Pickering (verified owner)

    The first two I ordered were great – healthy and beautiful. This last one I ordered/received didn’t look very healthy, was cockeyed and somewhat yellow rather than bright green.. Disappointed.

  13. Vivian.p.murphy (verified owner)

    The rosemary arrived packed quite well. They were fresh and are growing beautifully.

  14. Glenda Holler (verified owner)

    Orderes as gifts couldn’t be happier. arrived very healthy and securely packed.

  15. Glenda Holler (verified owner)

    I ordered 2 plants paid for 2 only received one. Please let me know when I will get the other rosemary. Thank you Glenda

  16. Brenda Rudolph (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great shape and in a timely manner.

  17. Karin A Andersen (verified owner)

    Love this variety of rosemary. The plants I ordered were healthy and a good size. They did well this last winter in zone 7B in Oklahoma. They did not freeze. Very happy.

  18. janetdickens54 (verified owner)

    I have ordered many plants by mail because I can’t seem to find exactly what I’m looking for locally and when this rosemary arrived along with one other plant I ordered, I couldn’t believe how well both plants looked and how well they were packed!! I was truly amazed. I am so very pleased with your service and I no longer plan to order from any other company. Thank you so much!!

  19. maryspann (verified owner)

    So fragrant! Arrived quickly and in great condition.

  20. annclaw810 (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant, arrived on time and in great condition.

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