Plant Name: Rosemary

Sunlight(?)Full sun (6-8 hours)
Days To Maturity(?)80-100
Planting Season(?)Spring
Temperature(?)40-75°F (4-24°C)
Seeds Or Seedlings(?)Both can be used (Buy Seeds)
Container Size(?)5 gallon (12 inch) (Buy Now)
Support Needed(?)No
Potting Soil(?)Regular (Buy Now)
Watering Needs(?)Low
Pests(?)Aphids, thrips, spittlebug, mealybugs
Diseases(?)Root rot and powdery mildew

How To Grow

  1. Select a Container: Choose a container that is at least 12 inches deep and wide, with drainage holes at the bottom to prevent waterlogging.
  2. Choose a Rosemary Variety: Select a rosemary variety suitable for container gardening. Common varieties include “Arp,” “Tuscan Blue,” and “Prostrate.”
  3. Prepare the Container: Fill the container with well-draining potting soil mixed with perlite or coarse sand to improve drainage. Rosemary prefers slightly alkaline soil.
  4. Plant Rosemary Seedlings or Cuttings: Plant rosemary seedlings or cuttings in the container at the same depth as they were in their nursery containers. If using cuttings, remove the lower leaves before planting.
  5. Water the Soil: Give the soil a thorough watering after planting to settle it around the roots. Water regularly, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  6. Provide Full Sunlight: Place the container in a sunny location where the rosemary will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Rosemary loves warmth and sunlight.
  7. Fertilize Sparingly: Rosemary is not a heavy feeder. Fertilize sparingly with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  8. Prune Regularly: Prune rosemary regularly to encourage bushier growth and prevent it from becoming leggy. You can use the pruned branches for culinary purposes.
  9. Mulch the Soil: Apply a thin layer of organic mulch, such as straw or shredded leaves, around the rosemary plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  10. Watch for Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids or spider mites, and treat them promptly if necessary. Rosemary is generally resistant to most pests and diseases.

Check out our detailed guide to grow rosemary in a container.

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