Jefferson listed Rosemary as one of the "Objects for the garden this year" in 1794. A native of the Mediterranean long used as a culinary and medicinal herb, Rosemary is an evergreen shrub with small needle-like leaves that give a rich piney aroma when rubbed or cooked. Until 2017 it was known by the Latin name Rosmarinus officinalis.
Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of Rosemary - Salvia rosmarinus.
Typical Blooming Dates: March–May and August–October
Growth Type: Perennial
Blossom Color(s): Purple
Hardiness Zones: 8–10
Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: Full sun