rosmarinus officinalis 'ken taylor'
Common Names: rosemary
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 5-6 ft. high, 20 ft. wide.
Flowers: Tubular, deep blue fragrant and flowers, to 0.5 in. long, winter, spring, and occasionally fall. Fragrant and foliage of narrow dark green leathery leaves.
Uses: Hedging, herb garden, kitchen garden, low screening, containers, slopes, near oaks. Tolerates salt spray, wind, heat.
Wildlife: Attractive to bees, birds, butterflies. Deer resistant.
Soil: Well-drained, poor to moderately fertile. Endures calcareous or sandy soils. Good for erosion control.
Water: Low during active growth; less otherwise. Too much causes rank growth, but plant looks better with some.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: Prune older plants but lightly. If woody or bare centered, cut back selected leafy branches (plants will not regrow from bare wood.)
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Look for other rosemary cultivars in various colors and sizes in the Garden. Hardy to 15° F.