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Products > Pelargonium 'Rosemary'
 
Pelargonium 'Rosemary' - Rosemary Geranium
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Pelargonium 'Rosemary' (Rosemary Geranium) - A fast growing small compact subshrub to 2 feet tall by as wide with gray-green leaves and from early spring through fall has pink flowers with a red spot at the petal bases. Plant in full to part sun in most any soil type and irrigate regularly to occasionally. For best maintenance cut back two thirds in early November. This is a great geranium for use in a mass planting, for cascading over a wall, or in a container. And the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. This is a 2019 introduction as part of Geranium breeder Jay Kapac's Blood on the Tracks series so named for the song "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" on Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks album. See also our listings for 'Lily' and 'Jack of Hearts'. These plants are categorized as the Unique Pelargonium type, which is a catchall name for Pelargonium cultivars that don't fit elsewhere. This hybrid has Regal Pelargonium lineage (such as the Martha Washington Geranium) in their parentage and might alternatively be considered this type. The advantage of these hybrids over the Regals is that they are much more heat tolerant, so bloom a lot later in the season than the Regal Type, which peaks in May, around Mother's Day. Pelargonium 'Rosemary' won Best of Show at the 2019 Geranium Society of Los Angeles's Show the second picture is of this winning entry. Rosemary combed her hair and took a carriage into town. She slipped in through the side door lookin' like a queen without a crown. She fluttered her false eyelashes and whispered in his ear "Sorry, darlin', that I'm late, " but he didn't seem to hear. He was starin' into space over at the Jack of Hearts".  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Pelargonium 'Rosemary'.