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Rosmarinus officinalis

Common Name(s): Rosemary
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=64° (F)    Abs.Min=46° (F)
Precipitation: 14 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -2° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium, light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Intermediate
Nerve tonic circulatory and digestive stimulent. Drought-tolerant plant grows in rocky to sandy soils. Not cold-hardy but can tolerate winter temperatures down to 5C.
Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew
Honey - , Material - essent oils, Medicinal - folklore, Additive - flavoring
Subtropical-dry summe, temperate, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Macaronesia, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Southeastern Europe, Southwestern Europe, Widely cultivated
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