Sunday, July 12, 2015

Will Rosemary Grow In Utah?

Oh, yes, you can grow rosemary in Utah!  Rosemary is a perennial culinary herb that is native to the Mediterranean region.  Used in poultry stuffing and for grilling meats, rosemary is an essential part of  the herb garden.  It is also an attractive water wise plant - evergreen leaves, tiny blue flowers in summer and it can grow to be about 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide if left unpruned.  Rosemary likes full sun and only needs water during the hottest parts of summer, maybe a deep soaking once every 7 to 10 days.
**Many varieties of rosemary will not survive the winter in Utah, but there is one variety that will, most years.  It is called "Arp".  You can find small rosemary "Arp" plants in most local garden centers in the spring and early summer.  Harvest rosemary leaves in small amounts throughout the summer.  Use it fresh or dried.
Here is more info on rosemary.
Rosemary "Arp"  - hardy and waterwise in Utah

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