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How to grow and care for Rosemary plants

Rosmarinus officinalis

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February 7, 1999
This Christmas I bought my daughter a small rosemary plant at Lowes, it smelled great during December but, come Jan. it appears to be dried up, very brittle, and no green on it whatsoever, should I throw it out or will it come to life this spring?
I retrieved it from them now it is in my care the first thing I did was trim, the soil was very moist so I let it go.
What is the outcome of this poor plant?

Planting and Growing Rosemary plants

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a perennial herb which grows best when it receives at least four hours of direct sunlight each day.
In warm climates, Rosemary should be planted outdoors in well-drained soil and full sun, spacing plants 2 to 3 feet apart.
In cold climates, grow your rosemary plant in a pot so it can be brought indoors during winter.
While indoors, your Rosemary plant should be placed in a sunny window or under flourescent grow lights.
Night temperatures should be on the cool side (about 50° to 55°) and day temperatures should be 68° to 72°.
Well-drained soil or potting mix are essential to prevent root rot.
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Once established, rosemary needs very little water to survive, so be sure to allow the soil to dry before watering.
Rosemary will not grow well outdoors in wet climates!
Feed once a month during the growing season with dilute, all purpose fertilizer, and if needed you can prune lightly to shape.

Propagating New Rosemary Plants

Rosemary can be grown from seed, or propagated by softwood cuttings taken in August.
Another method of propagation is layering which is done by pegging a section of the stem to the ground.
Once the 'layer' is well rooted you can sever the new start from the parent plant and replant it elsewhere.
Rosemary Plants can also be propagated by root division in early spring
Don't give up on your Rosemary plant, keep it trimmed back, and somewhat dry, and hopefully this spring it will return to life.
Rosmarinus officinalis

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