Often used as a seasoning in the kitchen because of its aromatic, oily leaves, rosemary also makes a great perennial cut bloom.
Putting out small clusters of pretty blue flowers starting in winter and going through spring, it can be cut and added to
any arrangement. The stalks possess a great scent and make a wonderful filler to complement showier flowers. When the plant
isn't blooming, its foliage works as an evergreen backdrop in arrangements.
Rosemary is one of the easiest herbs to grow, requiring only plenty of sun and good drainage. Selections vary in height from 1 to 6 feet, so read the plant tags before buying. Avoid the prostrate types if you want to cut stems for arrangements. Instead, try 'Arp' for a great cold-hardy choice, 'Hill's Hardy' for repeat blooms during the fall, 'Collingwood Ingram' for deep blue flowers, or 'Blue Spires' for an excellent landscape plant.