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Growth Type Perennial
Hardiness Zones 8-10
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

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
Blossom Color(s): Purple
Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden

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