Scientific Name: Salvia rosmarinus ( syn. Rosmarinus officinalis )
Common Name: rosemary
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Ground cover, Herb, Medicinal plant, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Topiary
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Tomentose, Acicular, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Verticillaster, White, Blue, Violet, Purple, Pink, May-Jun
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves needle-like, linear to acicular, opposite, glaucous, leathery, strongly scented when crushed, most 2-3cm long x 2-3mm wide; flowers whorls of 2-lipped, usually bluish (less commonly white, pink, or purple), tubular, at upper leaf axils.