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Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Pronunciation: roz-muh-RYE-nus h-fiss-ih-NAY-liss
Common Name: rosemary
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves needle-like, linear to acicular, opposite, glaucous, leathery, strongly scented when crushed, most 2-3 cm long x 2-3 mm wide; flowers whorls of 2-lipped, usually bluish (less commonly white, pink, or purple), tubular, at upper leaf axils.
Course(s): HORT 1155, HORT 1193/1293, Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Irregular, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe (Mediterranean)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Alkaline, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Summer dry, Winter dry
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
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include R. 'Tuscan Blue' and R. 'Arp'.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Tomentose
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Acicular, Linear
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: 2-3 mm long

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Blue, Pink, Purple, (most are pale blue to almost white)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark Morphology: Shaggy, Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Tan, Brown

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings, Softwood cuttings, Layering
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Other:Companion plant: sage.
Pest Susceptibility: Mildew, Mold, Root rot, ( Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
(ONE) Overpass North side East
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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