Rosemary anciently had a reputation of strengthening the memory. At weddings it was dipped in scented water and worn by the bride. It was also used as incense at religious ceremonies. Today it is used in lotions, hair products, teas and as a seasoning in food dishes. Rosemary was believed to bring clarity of thought.
Rosemary also makes a great ground cover because it spreads vigorously, and is highly resistant to deer, drought, and pests. Imagine a stand of rosemary tumbling over a low wall or spreading across the dry, sun-soaked ground in your garden! This tough little garden gem is one of the most ornamental plants around, yet there is no beating its usefulness when sheer coverage (and plenty of color!) is needed.
A superb ground cover for hot, dry locations, its habit is low and mounding, only 12 to 36 inches high but spreading vigorously 18 to 36 inches a year. In summer, deep blue-violet flowers arise in great masses. The rich color stays true even in the hottest days, refusing to bleach or fade. Very deer, drought, and pest-resistant, rosemary is a long-lived joy in any well-drained garden soil. Best performance is in full sun. Zones 7-11.
Start indoors in a dark room as this will aid germination, covering the seeds slightly with compost. Soil Should germinate within 2-3 months. Trnasplant to it's final location, when seedlings are 4 inches tall.