Rosemary, Upright (Rosmarinus officinalis), packet of 100 seeds, organic


Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zone 6 to 12

Woody perennial.  Native to the Mediterranean.  These seeds produce the standard upright variety, which we think is the most valuable for herbal use due to its characteristic taste, aroma, and herbal efficacy as a circulation stimulant and antioxidant.  Upright Rosemary is more frost hardy than the prostrate forms, and rarely fails to overwinter here in the mountains of Southern Oregon.  The plant prefers full sun and dryish soils. Sow these light-dependent germinators in the spring on top of planting medium and barely cover, then tamp in securely.  Keep coolish (55° to 60° F) and evenly moist until germ, which occurs sporadically in 2 to 3 weeks and ongoing.  Due to naturally low germ rates on Rosemary seed we advise planting seeds densely.  Use deep flats or gallon pots, rough up the surface, sprinkle in the seed generously (use all 100 seeds), and tamp well!  If the seedlings come up too closely together, don’t panic, you can individuate them later.  They are precious! Work up in successively larger pots before transplanting to the landscape or garden.  Space plants 2 to 4 feet apart.  Grows 3 feet tall.  Flowers blue-purple.

100 seeds/pkt  Certified Organically Grown

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    Would you say the essential oil content is more, less or the same as other varieties? I am interested in the strongest medicinal varieties. Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi motley, thanks for writing! Actually I think the essential oil of rosemary is different according to seasonal factors as well as cultivar and species. We did make a run of essential oil off the mothers of these plants and it was prolific and smelled good. We didn’t run it for chromatography, though. I really like rosemary and encourage everyone to grow it. r

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