Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’

Family: Lamiaceae

Common name: ROSEMARY

Native to: Mediterranean

Sentiment: remembrance


Type: shrub

Forms: erect, open form, prostrate

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 6.5 feet

Max width: 6.5 feet






Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bee, bird, hummingbird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar

Plant features: evergreen

Edible: herb

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: foliage aromatic, hedge or edging

Propagates by: cutting, seed

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +10 to +40 °F

Water: dry, moderate

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