Upright Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)


Upright Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Aromatic and pretty, Upright Rosemary is a Mediterranean native that fits wonderfully in any Southern California landscape. Rosmarinus officinalis grows carefree with an attractive dark blue flower that contrasts beautifully with its gray-green foliage and natural surroundings. It’s no wonder why they are such a mainstay in western landscape; they are easy to grow and are a must-have in any herb garden. We also love to plant them as hedges for use as a privacy screen and mass planting them is a delight for all the senses!

Upright Rosemary is easy to grow, heat and cold hardy, and can tolerate a variety of soils, so it’s a great choice for growing in our local climate. It’s also an evergreen shrub that thrives in full sun, and once established is drought tolerant with low to moderate watering needs. Since it can tolerate urban pollution, it’s also a good choice for growing in the inner city, helping to clean the air naturally! These plants can also endure wind and salt spray, so we also love to plant them in any coastal landscape.

This is a versatile plant with a wide range of benefits. Yes, they are amazing in a landscape, however, feel free to grow in containers and baskets, too!

Come visit our huge Palm Paradise nursery today and we will be glad to show you around and help you select the perfect Upright Rosemary and the companion plants that will take your landscape to a whole new level! We custom-grow our plants using only our premium quality specimens, so we can assure their quality!

  • Its genus name means “dew of the sea” because its native habitat is on seaside cliffs
  • Typically grown for its edible qualities thought it’s also an excellent ornamental plant for landscaping
  • Rosemary leaves are great for cooking culinary delights, and this upright variety has broader leaves that contain more oil
  • The flowers will attract hummingbirds and butterflies


Evergreen shrub with bright blue flowers and grey green foliage

Foliage used for cooking and potpourri

Cold hardy and thrives in full sun