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Barbeque Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbeque'

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Barbeque Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbeque') at Minor's Garden Center

Barbeque Rosemary foliage

Barbeque Rosemary foliage

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A popular herb, that also makes a nice shrub as well, with narrow green needle-like foliage and pretty sky blue flowers in early summer on an upright form; foliage has great flavor and aroma; strong, straight stems are excellent barbeque skewers

Edible Qualities

Barbeque Rosemary is an annual herb that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. The fragrant green needle-like leaves are usually harvested from early to mid summer. The leaves have a sharp taste and a pungent fragrance.

The leaves are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Seasoning

Planting & Growing

Barbeque Rosemary will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated edibles garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Barbeque Rosemary is a good choice for the edible garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Sizes Available:

3.5" POT $3.69

 
 
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