Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Quick facts and care essentials
• Zones 4-24
• Full sun
• Little or no water once established
A shrubby perennial with aromatic needlelike foliage, rosemary is available in numerous varieties, in heights ranging from 1 1/2 to 4 feet. Most are hardy in Zones 4-24, 26-32, but ‘Arp’ has survived temperatures as low as -10 degrees F/-23 degrees.
Rosemary is widely used as a landscape plant and also does well in containers; container-grown plants can be brought indoors for the winter in cold regions. Set plants 2 to 3 feet apart.