Good to grow

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This ver­sa­tile herb is a year-round trea­sure. In win­ter, its laven­der blooms bring soft color to the gar­den. In sum­mer, it stands tough against heat and drought. And it’s al­ways val­ued for its aro­matic leaves and culi­nary con­tri­bu­tions.

Light: Sun out­doors, bright light in­doors

Size: 3-4 feet tall; 2 to 5 feet wide.

Wa­ter: Drought tol­er­ant, but a good monthly soak­ing in dry sum­mers will keep plants vig­or­ous. Cul­ti­va­tion: Re­quires well-drained soil. Do not fer­til­ize. Cut back to about a foot high every few years if plants get scrag­gly from over­wa­ter­ing and over­feed­ing.

Latin name: Ros­mar­i­nus of­fic­i­nalis

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