The Barbecue variety of rosemary offers plenty of bold rosemary flavor, and the rosemary grows large, strong stems that make perfect barbecue skewers, infusing food with flavor as they cook over an open flame. Plants spread 2 to 3 feet and grow 4 to 6 feet tall with dark green needles and clear blue flowers. Barbecue rosemary is a perennial in zones 8 through 10; it can be potted to winter in doors in colder climates. Rosemary ships live in 1-gallon pots.
- Plant in full sun in neutral to slightly acidic soil.
- Water regularly during the first growing season to help develop the root system. Less watering is required once plant is established, though plants in hotter climates or containers will require more water.
- Plant is fully mature in 90 to 150 days.
- Harvest rosemary as needed. Use flowers and leaves immediately, or dry or freeze for later use.
- Barbecue rosemary requires little care after planting, but you may want to prune regularly to achieve your desired plant shape.