Rosemary in Texas

Rosemary grows large in Texas. It requires less water than annuals, is the size of a small bush, is wonderfully fragrant and easy to grow. Great for cooking as well!

The humble rosemary is taking a front seat in landscape design.

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This is so easy to root. Break off a six inch stalk, strip the leaves on about two to three inches. Stick in water in your kitchen window. When you see the roots begin to bud and reach a length of about an inch – plant and enjoy for years and years and years.

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A spreading Rosemary fills this garden bed.


Rosemary. Perennials in containers in Texas landscape design.

Rosemary. Perennials in containers in Texas landscape design.

Potted Rosemary! Perennial that returns.

Potted Rosemary! Perennial that returns.

Variegated shrubs provide contrast to the Rosemary. The little Gerbera daisies are looking full and happy. That looks like Lantana that is just about to bloom to create a fully layered plant row.

Variegated shrubs provide contrast to the Rosemary. The little Gerbera daisies are looking full and happy. That looks like Lantana that is just about to bloom to create a fully layered plant row.

Salvia Greggii with Rosemary

Salvia Greggii, Penstemmon with Rosemary

Rosemary in Landscaping in Dallas

Salvia Greggii, yarrow with Rosemary.  Dwarf boxwood line the median.

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The Fairy miniature rose – Nandina shrubs, spent iris – Rosemary as large as a shrub!

Rosemary in the Garden

Rosemary is very hardy. Here it is seen with blooming Santolina. In the background to the right are pomegranate shrubs with tiny orange blossoms.

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Rosemary shrub with the The Fairy miniature rose and lantana. Great layered look that is perennial.


Thyme in Texas New spring growth of Rosemary is soft and feathery though it will harden up as the summer progresses.  Rosemary like so many perennials adheres to the old adage:

The first year it sleeps, the second year it creeps, the third year it leaps!

During that time Rosemary is building a root system.  Rosemary thrives in Texas heat but does require water and fertilizer.

The secret for success is no secret.  Sun, Osmocote and water retaining pellets.  I use my five pound pick ax to dig around the base of the plant and add Osmocote in the early spring.

Rosemary in Texas

Established Rosemary can become woody and leggy. Might consider another perennial to soften that harshness.

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Rosemary with Gerbera Daisies

Rosemary with Gerbera Daisies

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Rosemary does have tiny April blooms but is not grown for its blooms

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Rosemary in Dallas Landscape Design

Rosemary in Dallas Landscape Design

Rosemary in Dallas Landscape Design

Rosemary with Gerbera Daisies, Lantana, contrasting variegated shrub in layered Dallas Landscape Design