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Old 01-25-2019, 10:57 AM   #11
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Very first time Iíve ever seen my wild rosemary bush flower like this. Also, I think this is as big as it gets at around 8 feet across.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-25-2019, 01:40 PM   #12
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Very first time Iíve ever seen my wild rosemary bush flower like this. Also, I think this is as big as it gets at around 8 feet across.Attachment 33256
Is it flowering now? Mine flowers in the fall.
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Is it flowering now? Mine flowers in the fall.
Yep, that photo was taken this morning.
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Incredible plant! My plants always flowered in the spring, then again, but a lot less, in the fall.

However, if a rosemary plants is flowering constantly, and no new growth is appearing (seems to happen at the same time, though less in fall), beware - the plant may be stressed out, and went into "survival mode". My first large plant died at 13 years old, and it did this, and when it died, I dug it up, and the roots were being destroyed by something, and ants were throughout the decomposed roots (though I don't think that they were the cause, as they are always there). I also had non-stop flowering in one that was in a pot, and that was due to a totally solid ball of roots, after less than a year.

I'm watching that one of mine in the fabric pot closely, for any signs of this! It would be nice if I could grow it in the pot; if I only had to re-pot it every 3 years or so, like I do my bay, kaffir lime and curry trees (unfortunately, this is the year for the lime and curry trees!), that wouldn't be bad, but not every 8 or 9 months!
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:21 PM   #15
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Those rosemary survived, including the uncovered one! It got to 5, 6, and 9 degrees here three of the nights, and two days it did not get out of the teens, which would have killed a regular rosemary. It wasn't that cold when my old one died - just low teens.

Here are both of them, the covered one on the left:
Hardy hill rosemary by pepperhead212, on Flickr

And a closer up of the uncovered one - a few brownish tips on some leaves, and a few turned a little purplish, but not like the dead, brown ones that extreme cold would normally cause:
Uncovered hardy hill, after 5, 6, and 9į nights. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

This is definitely the most cold hardy rosemary I have grown! That one in the fabric pot is doing great; they say those fabric pots are "self pruning", but only time will tell if I can keep it in a pot for very long, before it gets rootbound.
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