- Zones 7 - 11
- Height 12-18 inches
- Spread 12 inches
- Full Sun
All rosemary varieties are edible, but Chef’s Choice was selected for its high oil content and slightly spicy flavor. As a bonus, Chef’s Choice grows compactly, fitting into kitchen and herb gardens, a patio planter, and as a very “ornamedible” in the mixed border of the garden. Chef’s Choice is a nice manageable two feet by two feet, unlike varieties that swallow your border in no time.
Chef’s Choice, aka Rosemary officinalis ‘Roman Beauty,’ offers evergreen foliage with a fine- needled texture and violet-blue flowers that delight pollinators including bees, birds, and butterflies. It is also deer- and drought-resistant and cold-hardy to zone 8 (about 10 to 20 degrees F). In the garden, it can be an easy-care groundcover, or even a low hedge, perhaps edging the kitchen garden.
Chef's Choice Rosemary Care
Rosemary plants like full sun, great drainage, and appropriate winter temperatures (above 20 degrees Fahrenheit). If your garden is zone 8-adjacent, consider protecting with mulch, row cover fabric, or sitting in a toasty microclimate, like against a south or west-facing wall. They can handle heat, salt and, once established after the first year or two in the garden, even drought.
Not heavy feeders, you should be able to supply Chef’s Choice’s needs by applying some compost, aged cow manure, or slow-release fertilizer at planting and then in successive springs. The ideal time to prune for shaping is right after flowering.
Chef's Choice Rosemary Spacing
Two feet apart is a nice spacing for your Chef’s Choice Rosemary, although you can go closer for a hedge, knot garden, or on the edge of a large container with other plants.
Chefs Choice Culinary Rosemary Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 11|
|Flower Color(s): Violet-blue|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height: 1-1.5 Feet|
|Spread: 1 Foot|
|Habit: Compact, Mounding|
|Features: Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Interest Year-Round|
|Scientific Name: Rosemary officinalis 'Roman Beauty' PP18192|
|Common Name: Chef’s Choice® Culinary Rosemary|
|Brand: Southern Living Plants|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.