Pink Rosemary Plants – Learn About Rosemary With Pink Flowers
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is one of the most popular flowers in the world. It grows wild all over the globe, but it’s preferred habitat is in temperate regions. You may have seen pink roses at your local garden center or even purchased them from a floral shop. However, there are many varieties of rosemary and some look very different than others!
The genus Rosmarinus contains several species of flowering plants, including the common rose (Rosa damascena), which is native to Europe and Asia. Other members of the family Rosaceae include the lily (Lilium longiflorum), the honeysuckle (Sambucus nigra), and the lavender (Thymus vulgaris). Some members of this group are poisonous, while others are not. For example, the deadly nightshade (Allium cepa) is found only in parts of Africa and South America.
Rosemary flowers are white with pink petals. They are usually clustered together into clusters called heads. The stems of these plants grow up to 6 feet tall and wide. These plants produce small, round leaves that resemble miniature umbrellas.
Rosemary flowers have a strong, herbal fragrance that’s slightly minty.
Rosemary can be found all over the world, but it grows wild in the rocky hills of the Mediterranean region. It is also a popular ornamental plant and can be found in gardens, yards, and flowerpots all over the world.
Rosemary grows best in dry, rocky soil where other plants won’t grow. It is an aromatic woody evergreen that stays green all year, but it looks its best in the spring when the flowers bloom. The flowers appear like little white button flowers.
Rosemary flowers have a strong minty smell. If you have fresh rosemary blooming in your garden, you can pick some of the flowers and make potpourri. Crush the flowers and leaves together to release the most powerful fragrance.
There are several different types of rosemary plants. The most common are the common rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis ) and the culinary blue rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis ). These plants have woody stems that grow up to 6 feet in height. The leaves are green and feathery and can be found growing directly out of the stem or in little clusters.
The flowers bloom in clusters at the tips of the branches. They bloom at the tips of the branches in the spring. The flowers are a creamy white color. They are very fragrant and can be found in Mediterranean regions all over the world.
Rosemary flowers attract bees and butterflies and their leaves are a good source of nutrition for birds. Native people in that region chew on the leaves to freshen their breath! The plant is also used medicinally and as an insect repellent.
Rosemary belongs to the mint family and you can use it in any recipe that calls for mint. It works well in tomato sauces and cream based pasta dishes. If you’re grilling, you can rub rosemary on the surface of lean meats or stuff them with sprigs of fresh rosemary before cooking.
Add rosemary to potatoes, egg dishes, and fish products like smoked salmon or lox. Rosemary also goes well with beans, peas, and root vegetables. Rosemary also pairs well with cheese like feta and goat cheese as well as olives, capers, and artichokes.
Rosemary is very versatile and you can use the flowers in tea or to make a simple syrup to sweeten lemonade! You can even dry out rosemary and use it to make your own herbal rub for meats before grilling.
Making potpourri is easy and fun! If you have fresh or dried rosemary flowers, all you need are a few basics to get started. You’ll need a jar (an empty peanut butter jar works great), 1 cup of dried beans, some lavender, rose petals, and whatever else you want to add.
Put a layer of dried beans in the bottom of the jar. This will keep all the other items from floating around in the jar. Add a layer of the herbs and petals that you like: lavender, rose petals, hops, apple peel, cinnamon sticks, etc. Continue layering the jar with different herbs, petals, and spices until the jar is full.
Put the lid on the jar and give it a good shake. Every couple of days shake it again. In a couple of weeks your potpourri will be ready. Strain out the bigger pieces and you’re ready to go!
You can make potpourri sachets by using little fabric squares that you can get at a craft store. Fill the little sacks with the finished potpourri and give them away as gifts!
Rosemary has been used in cooking for centuries. The ancient Greeks and Romans both used rosemary in their cooking. It’s said that the legionnaires of ancient Rome would rub rosemary on the ends of their spears to give their weapon a fresh forest aroma before going into battle.
Rosemary is mentioned in many old herbals including: Anglo-Saxon Leechdoms, an Old English Herbal, A Modern Herbal, and even the Bible. In ancient Egypt it was used as a symbol of love. It is also known as the herb of remembrance and fidelity.
In medieval times it was used to ward off evil spirits, serpents, and witches. Today we know that rosemary has antiseptic and antioxidant qualities. It also has been used to promote circulation, treat respiratory ailments like cold and flu, and improve memory.
Rosemary can be easily grown from seed or you can go buy a small plant. It will grow in most well-drained soils as long as it receives full sun. Some gardeners say rosemary grows even better with a little neglect! Site your plant near the kitchen door so you can enjoy the scent as you walk by!
Most gardeners prefer to harvest the leaves of the plant rather than the flowers because rosemary leaves are more flavorful when harvested young. Harvesting can be done by cutting with scissors or hand plucking. After harvesting, the plant will regrow more leaves but it should be re-planted every 2 years.
We all love to give and receive flowers but growing your own can really put a dent in your pocketbook!
Did you know you can grow some of your own?
Here are some flowers that can be grown indoors in your home or out in your garden!
African Violet: These charming flowering plants are native to Kenya and Tanzania, they need bright light, warmth, humidity, and soil high in peat moss. They make great potted plants for the kitchen windowsill.
Aloe Vera: This familiar plant has been used for centuries to treat everything from sunburns to psoriasis. You can use the plant topically or drink the juice from the plant to treat such things as sprains, inflammation, and digestive problems.
Begonia: These bright, colorful flowers can be grown indoors or outdoors. They need bright light, regular water, and soil high in peat moss. They make great additions to outdoor pots on a deck or patio.
Caladium: These unusual plants produce dramatic foliage that looks like elephant ears. They do well in cool temperatures and produce a beautiful red, pink, white, or purple flower. They need bright light to grow indoors and warm temperatures to grow outdoors.
Clivia: This beautiful African flowering plant produces large elegant flowers. They need bright light, warmth, and regular watering. It is best if they are grown outside in pots but they can be brought indoors in colder climates.
Dracaena: These graceful plants are native to tropical areas of both Africa and Madagascar. They need bright light, warmth, and humidity. They can be grown in pots outdoors or in corners of a room with windows.
Ferns: These plants are ancient species of plants that produce no flowers or seeds. They reproduce by shedding spores which wind blows to other areas causing the fern to grow there. They need shade or partial shade and moist soil. They make great houseplants.
Orchids: These beautiful flowers come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. The blooms have evolved to mimic those of the pollinators they depend on for survival such as bees, wasps, and butterflies. They need bright light, warmth, humidity, and high levels of carbon dioxide. This means you will need to shake a container of carbon dioxide tablets over the growing pot every day.
Orchids need to be grown in a pot rather than planted in the ground.
Pothos: This unusual plant is also known as Devil’s Ivy and produces beautiful heart-shaped leaves that can grow up to 30cm long. It needs bright light, warmth, and humidity to thrive. It can produce small white flowers but they tend to stay hidden among the green leaves so they are not readily noticeable.
ZZ Plant: This is an unusual looking, bright green plant with brown stripes that grows in a zigzag pattern. It can grow quite large over time. It needs bright light, warmth, and high humidity to thrive. It does not need much water or fertilizer.
It does not produce flowers or seeds.
Sacred Lotus: This plant is also known as the Sacred Water Lily. It is an aquatic plant that produces a beautiful white flower with a yellow center. It needs to be grown in water. It does not need sunlight to thrive.
It does not need soil and does not need fertilizer. It grows best when exposed to moving water such as a stream or river.
Aloe Vera: This plant grows naturally in Africa. The clear gel inside the thick leaves can be used to treat burns and sunburns. It needs bright light, warmth, and plenty of water to thrive. It can be grown outdoors in the ground in warmer climates or grown as a houseplant in colder areas.
It does not need much fertilizer.
Cast Iron plant: This plant is also known as Aspidistra. It grows naturally in much of Asia and the Himalayan Mountains. It can tolerate a wide range of conditions from bright light to dark corners. It produces small white flowers and shiny ovate leaves.
It needs little water or fertilizer.
Bromeliad: Also known as Pineapples, these plants grow naturally in the bromeliad family’s only habitat which is the Americas, mainly in Brazil. They are popular potted plants that thrive when planted in soil and given plenty of water. They produce colorful circular flowers that grow in the center of a spike surrounded by sword-like green leaves.
Codon: This plant is also known as the Sleeping Forest or Mexican Oak. It grows naturally in South America in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. It can tolerate bright light to partial shade and likes humidity. It does not need much water or fertilizer to thrive.
It produces small white flowers that grow in clusters on the tips of its branches.
File:Agave americana flower.jpg Blue Agave: This plant is also known as the Century Plant. It grows naturally in Mexico, the American Southwest, Southcentral United States, and Northwestern Mexico. It can tolerate full sunlight or partial shade and it is very drought tolerant once it is established.
It produces a large, tall spike with yellow flowers that can grow up to 12 feet tall.
Zantedeschia: Also known as a Calla Lily, it grows naturally in much of Southern and Southeast Africa, everywhere from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and the North West. It can tolerate full sunlight or partial shade. It grows naturally in moist soil, damp soil or even water. It produces a beautiful white flower.
Celosia: Also known as the Cockscomb, it is bright red and grows naturally in the eastern hemisphere in places like China, Japan, Australia, England, Europe, New Zealand, and the Middle East. It grows naturally in sunny areas or partial shade. It grows best in well-drained soil and it does not need much water or fertilizer to thrive. It produces a red horn-like flower.
Chrysanthemum: Also known as the Mums or the Chrysanthemums, it grows naturally in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and Southern Africa. It grows naturally in full sunlight or partial shade and prefers damp soil. It produces colorful flowers in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Cineraria: Also known as the Cineraria, this plant is native to South Africa. It grows naturally in sandy soil and it needs much water and sun to thrive. It produces small yellow flowers with three petals.
Manettia: Also known as the Purple Mint, this plant is found in the wild in Central America, Mexico, and South America. It can be grown outdoors or indoors and it thrives in moist soil and even water. It needs full sunlight to partial shade. It produces purple, blue, pink or white flowers.
Pyrethrum: Also known as the Fiery Powder, this plant is found in the wild in Africa, Southern Europe and Central Asia. It grows naturally in sandy soil and blooms in the summer. It grows best in full sunlight or partial shade. It produces small, brightly colored flowers.
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