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Rosemary 'Upright'    

Rosmarinus officinalis

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'Upright' is a Rosemary variety in the Rosmarinus genus with a scientific name of Rosmarinus officinalis. 'Upright' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Light blue. When fully grown, they tend to grow to a diameter of 2.3 cm (that's 0.9 inches in imperial).Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark green and   Bright green colour.

Pine-scented, ornamental evergreen. Popular for potted plant sales and with chefs. Medicinal: In tea to treat headaches. Stimulates circulation. NOTE: Germination is naturally low and variable.

Plant rosemary around beans, cabbage, carrots and sage.1

Upright grows as a Perennial and is a Herb. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Upright is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.00 metres (3.25 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Upright Rosemary is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Upright have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Upright

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Prune the plant every autumn to keep the plant at an ideal size; or, if you intend to use the plant for culinary (or other) uses, trimming a bit off here and there as you need it keeps it pruned nicely.

Problems with mold and/or mildew can occur when over-watered or planted in locations without well-draining soil.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Upright is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). USDA Hardiness Zone 7 to 10 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate).

Growing Upright from seed

Rosemary is difficult to grow from seed – normally is propagated from cuttings.

Aim to sow 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Upright

Best transplanted in early Spring or Fall. Propagation can be achived with layered or rooted green stem cuttings.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Upright is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Upright

Dark green foliage is ready for use. Snip

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Upright folklore & trivia

Rosemary is traditionally known as the herb of remembrance and friendship.

It is said that rosemary tea will enhance your memory.1

Other Names for Rosemary 'Upright'

Rosemary, Romero, mary’s mantle

Latest Rosemary 'Upright' Reviews

  • Gets bigger as it is potted up. Can take over a garden, so containers are best. Likes to be dry, so we wait until it’s bone dry before deep watering. You cannot beat fresh rosemary from the garden!

    5 stars

    jenniferworthen about growing Rosemary

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