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Rosemary
Rosemary
Photo:  David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm greenhouses, Burlington, ON, April 24, 2012.
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since the 1980's. Available May 2016, in 4" pots, mixed planters and baskets.

  • Description
    Rosmarinus officinalis
    Winter Hardiness: Annual
    Light Requirements: Sun, part sun
    Height: 12 - 20"
    Habit: Upright bush
    Where to plant: In containers that can be brought indoors for winter.

  • In the Garden
    Rosemary will be happy in a sunny spot in your garden. It will grow well when planted in the ground; however, it will not survive the winter in our climate. Try planting it outdoors in a container, and bring indoors for the winter. Allow soil to dry out completely before watering. Rosemary has a delicate pale purple/blue flowers.

  • In the Kitchen
    This Mediterranean herb is flavourful and aromatic. Often used in meat dishes (the classic pairing is with roasted lamb), roasted potatoes, etc.

  • Harvest: cut off young sprigs.
    Preserve: best used fresh, may be dried.