Im aware that rosemary started form seed has a poor germination rate.
Is there anything that can be done to increase the odds of germination?Also,
does anyone know, where I could obtain cuttings of rosemary, relatively easily and cheaply?Preferably locally.Thanks in advance for any information given.
I never had any luck getting them to overwinter in Manassas either, which is zone 7. But Richmond is a lot warmer. My SIL has gardenias growing outside in her yard in Petersburg, which is just down the road from Richmond.
You need to find a hardy variety (Arp or Hill's Hardy are the two typically recommended for this trait) and then try to plant it in a protected spot if you want it to overwinter. Some winters will kill my rosemary, but it makes it through most winters in my southern Maryland herb garden without any added protection.
Growing rosemary from seed is a ridiculously difficult proposition. Buy plants or get cuttings (it roots very easily from cuttings). Obviously, if you're taking cuttings, try to determine the variety or at least take cuttings from a plant that has overwintered in your area.
Thanks for all the tips.Especially the one for a hardy variety.The two closect lowes/walmarts stopped selling rosemary around the end of april.
I can still find it though at "The Great Big Green House".This is one of Richmonds biggest nurseries and well hidden treasures for gardeners.