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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbecue' (Rosemary)

Barbecue Rosemary, Rosemary 'Barbecue', Rosmarinus 'Barbeque', Salvia rosmarinus 'Barbecue'


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbecue' (Rosemary) is an attractive, upright evergreen shrub with strong, stiff stems densely covered with very aromatic, needle-like green leaves. Profuse clusters of small light blue flowers appear from summer through to fall. Easy to maintain and undemanding, Barbecue Rosemary is a great candidate for hedges, screens, herb gardens, and waterwise gardens. The leaves are good for cooking and can be used fresh or dried to flavor dishes.

  • Grows up to 6 ft tall (180 cm) and 2-4 ft wide (60-120 cm).
  • Easily grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun but will tolerate some shade. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens, city gardens, patio containers, or as a formal or informal hedge.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, however, deer dislike rosemary's strong scent.
  • Propagate by division in spring and by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
  • Cut back flower spikes to prolong flowering
  • Rosmarinus officinalis is native to the Mediterranean region, from where it has been introduced into all continents.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosmarinus - Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Images: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, Fotoflor

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosmarinus - Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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