Rosemary Abraxas, also known as Rosmarinus Officinalis 'Abraxas', is a perennial evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean. This cultivar is the best for culinary applications, offering highly aromatic foliage with bold flavor. Rosemary Abraxas's upright habit is dense and bushy to 40 inches and hardy in zone 6-10. Small blue flowers bloom in spring, attracting pollinators. This plant flourishes in full or partial sun and makes a nice aromatic border, landscape shrub, or herb garden addition. For a smaller, container-friendly variety, try Rosemary Growflow Hafia. For large scented hedges, use Rosemary Miss Jessopps.
This Variety Also Available Certified Organic
Rosemary Abraxas Selling Tips
Sell Rosemary Abraxas to customers looking for Rosemary primarily for culinary use. While Abraxas is also excellent as a small shrub or large container plant, it stands out for its highly aromatic foliage and intense flavor. It requires little more than well-drained soil and regular watering to flourish in full sun or partial shade. This plant is evergreen and perennial to zone 6, offering a low-maintenance fresh herb to use in a wide variety of culinary applications. It has dense upright foliage and blue flowers in spring. Cut Rosemary Abraxas fresh for each use, store it in the refrigerator for 7-10 days, or hang it in bundles to dry for off-season use.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 20-24 inches apart. Use well-drained soil in full or partial sun and water regularly.
2. This variety of Rosemary is frost-hardy. In zone 1-5, grow Rosemary as an annual. Overwintering Rosemary indoors is possible, but it tends to attract pests and develop root rot.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Rosemary, use well-drained soil in full sun with a constant liquid feed program of 150-200 ppm N and a pH of 6.0-7.0. Improve foliage coloration with an Iron supplement. Plant one rooted liner per 4-inch container and pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting. You may see spider mites or mealy bugs. Rosemary isn't prone to disease, but take precautions to prevent root rot.
Blue flowers bloom in spring. Rosemary is primarily grown for its aroma, foliage, and culinary use.
Pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting.
Space 4-inch containers as needed to allow airflow and penetration of light between plants. We do not recommend planting rooted plugs in 1801 or other traditional market trays as they tend to get leggy and can develop fungus when they have insufficient space.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs.
You may see spider mites or mealybugs. Rosemary is generally pest resistant.
Rosemary Abraxas isn't disease prone but avoid oversaturating the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil at length, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot tends to occur in wet or humid conditions. Take these steps to prevent botrytis: water in the morning and allow the plant to dry out between waterings; provide good airflow in your greenhouse; space plants so the sun can penetrate to the soil level. To best fight root rot in herbs, use a garden-safe fungicide, like Neem Oil.
Planting Rosemary Abraxas Liners
We recommend planting one rooted plug per 4-inch container. Use light, well-drained soil. Completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Herb Rosemary Abraxas Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||8-9 Weeks|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 6-10|