Rosemary
Rosemary
Rosemary
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Rosemary

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Foliage is dark green and needle-like much like a spruce or fir.  A white band on the underside gives it a gray coloration.  In the Midwest, rosemary often does not overwinter successfully and is best treated as a tender perennial, bringing it indoors for the winter.  During the summer, rosemary produces small white, pink or blue flowers. The fragrance is an intense camphor or piney scent.

Harvesting

The tender tips and foliage can be cut as needed throughout the growing season.  Occasionally, longer, woody stems can be harvested and used as skewers for kabobs.  Leaves may also be dried and stored for later use.  Pruning the plants will encourage a tight compact habit.  Plants can also be sheared or pruned into forms resembling small evergreens.

Use

Use with fish, pork, lamb, poultry and game.