- Type: Perennial in zones 8 to 10
- Recommended planting time: Spring, fall
- Light requirement: Full sun
- Best soil: Well drained, on the dry side, pH 6 to 7
- Recommended plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches
- Average plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall
Rosemary is one of the easiest herbs to grow, and even becomes somewhat drought-tolerant as it matures. It’s a beautiful evergreen, shrub-like plant that works well as a low hedge or border, in the garden, or in a container. A member of the mint family, this Mediterranean native has a wonderful fragrance and adds flavor to many recipes, as well as vinegars, oils, and honey. Though it’s only perennial in zones 8 to 10, potted rosemary can be taken indoors in the winter in colder regions, then brought back outside when the weather warms. Unlike most other herbs, rosemary’s flavor is strongest when fresh (not dried), so use it soon after your harvest it.
Bonnie Organic varieties are only available during peak planting season in select locations in Arizona, California, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington.