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.

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Typical Blooming Dates: Summer
Growth Type: Perennial
Color(s): Blue
Hardiness Zones: Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: Full Sun