How do care for a rosemary bush?

Asked May 31, 2016, 3:05 AM EDT

How do care for a rosemary bush?

Marion County Florida

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Rosemary is also an attractive, drought-tolerant plant that works well in containers and landscape beds. It blooms in winter and spring with small pink, lavender, or blue flowers, depending on the cultivar. Rosemary typically grows as a small shrub. It can reach up to 6 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide when planted in the ground but will remain smaller if pruned or planted in containers. This Florida-Friendly plant will thrive in Florida year-round, although it may need to be protected from freezes in colder areas of the state. Rosemary demands a well-drained soil and at least six hours of sun. The plant is originally from the Mediterranean, so it prefers dry conditions and suffers when watered too frequently. I've attached a publication that might help you:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/VH/VH02000.pdf