Growing Tips for Herbs: Why is My Rosemary Dying?


| 3/31/2009 11:06:51 AM


Stephanie

Q: Why are my herbs dying?

ARosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is one of my favorite herbs. The perennial herb thrives in warm sunny conditions and germinates in temperatures that range from 65 degrees to 75 degrees.

Rosemary is sensitive to frost, cold temperatures and sudden freezes. Especially if you live above Zone 8, I recommended that you plant your rosemary in pots rather than in the ground so it can survive the winters. The exception to this is Arp, which is the only hardy strand of rosemary that can handle Zone 5 temperatures.

The pH in the soil can vary from 4.5 to 8.7 and it can tolerate anywhere between 12 and 100 inches of water. Because this is such a wide range, it can be difficult to find the right balance.



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5/22/2016 8:53:32 AM

my rosemary was amazingly beautiful for a little while since I purchased it... I think I over-watered it and since then it's been turning brown... it's almost all brown now... I switched the soil to a less moist one... but it hasn't bounced back... I put it out during the morning for the sun to shine onto it, but I fear it might already be past it's point of no return... Your advice would be greatly appreciated!




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