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Care of the plant Rosmarinus officinalis or Rosemary.

Care of the plant Rosmarinus officinalis or Rosemary

The genus Rosmarinus, family Lamiaceae, includes 3 species of shrubs native to the Mediterranean region. The species are: Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosmarinus tomentosus, Rosmarinus eriocalyx.

Common name: Rosemary. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are evergreen shrubs that reach 2 meters in height. The leaves are dark green on the upper surface and woolly white on the underside, their margins are rolled down and they give off a pleasant balsamic smell. The flowers are usually blue, although they are sometimes white or pink.

They are used in orchards or in the garden of aromatic plants, to form low hedges and even in pots and planters. There is a prostrate variety that is used in hanging pots, in rockeries and to cover dry slopes. It's used in cooking, to prepare essences and in natural medicine for its stomachic, antispasmodic, menstruation-regulating and diuretic properties.

Rosmarinus officinalis needs a very sunny exposure. They are very rustic plants that resist high and low temperatures.

They grow in any type of well-drained soil, even poor soils.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry. They are very resistant to drought plants.

Fertilize with compost in the fall.

They can be pruned in late winter to strengthen the plant and keep it compact.

They are very resistant plants to the usual diseases and pests.

They are propagated by seeds sown in late spring.

Images of the plant Rosmarinus officinalis or Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus
Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus
Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus
Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus
 

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