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Growing Rosemary from cuttings or from seeds

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 10, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment 1 Comment

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody shrub growing up to 1.8 m tall but normally it grows about 1 metre tall here in the UK; a very hardy plant living up to 20 years. The plant originates from the Mediterranean and it is very tolerant to drought. The name Rosemary comes from Latin rosmarinus which means the dew of the sea; as in the Mediterranean near the sea the plants survive on the humidity alone.   Rosemary is an evergreen shrub and has purple, blue or white flowers and has needle like leaves. Rosemary has got many medicinal and culinary uses thanks to its high level of camphor, carnosic acid, rosmarinic acid and many other bioactive compounds.   Rosemary is drought tolerant and thrives on low fertile soils too, and my favourite thing about rosemary is

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