Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common Name Rosemary
Species S. rosmarinus

Maturity days

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Bee_food Herb

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant Yes
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Garden_bed
Sunlight Full_sun



Short comments

Herb used in cooking, oily leaves. Doesn't like wet feet. Best in raised pot, in the ground.

General comments

Can grow beside Beans, Carrots, Cabbages, Sage.

Avoid growing close to potatos.

Rosemary will grow from seeds but this is not recommended as the success rate is very low. Small cuttings are easy to grow. Put in light, sandy soil where you want your plant to grow or start in small pots and plant out when established. Rosemary comes from warm Mediterranean areas and doesn't like high humidity or to be waterlogged (which will eventually kill the plant)

Dryness suits rosemary, so well-drained soil and sunshine will be best. Once established rosemary can be harvested all year round. Rosemary grows well in patio pots or tubs.

Will survive the Townsville summers, but will die if waterlogged during the wet.

Best planted at the top of the herb spiral on the hot section.


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