Rosemary, Upright (Rosmarinus officinalis), packet of 50 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.
50 seeds/pkt Certified Organically Grown