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Rosemary

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Josée Bouthot)
Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Rosmarinus officinalis

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Botany

Origin and description

This shrub is native to North Africa, Western Asia and Southern Europe, among other regions. It can be brought indoors in winter. Its leaves have a camphor scent and a spicy flavor. Its flowers are milder tasting. They attract bees, which produce delicious honey.
Cycle: Shrub, non-hardy in Quebec.
Spacing: 60 cm.
Height: 60 cm.

Common name

Rosemary

Latin name (genus)

Rosmarinus officinalis

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Lamiaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: Full sun, partial shade.
Slow growing.

Propagation

Sow seed indoors in March-April.
Stem cuttings in fall or spring.

Use

Culinary use: The leaves are used to flavour meats, poultry, sauces, soups and marinades. The flowers can be candied or added fresh to food.

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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