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Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Santa Barbara'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosmarinus (rose-ma-REE-nus) (Info)
Species: officinalis (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Santa Barbara

Category:

Herbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By simple layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Austin, Texas

Desoto, Texas

Red Oak, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 20, 2012, claire25 from Salisbury, MD wrote:

I love rosemary, and of all the varieties that I've grown this one has to be the most deliciously pungent BY FAR. I haven't yet overwintered it, but it's in a very protected spot--where I sometimes even get lantana to overwinter--here in my zone 7 garden. I'm hopeful it will stick around for many years to come.

Update: It's January, and so far my plants of this rosemary variety are still looking perfect. If temps drop into the twenties this winter I will cover 'Santa Barbara' with a little leaf litter. Keeping my fingers crossed it will overwinter!