Rosemary Plants

Over Wintering Rosemary Zone 5

Anonymous added on May 9, 2014 | Answered

I live in Seward, Nebraska. I am zone 5. I want to grow Rosemary and am told it's a zone 5 plant and that it should over winter well. Yet, I cannot find anyone who has managed to keep it alive over winter. Can you tell me how this is done, or is Rosemary not a zone 5 plant for my area? When winter season comes, should I keep it in the house and how? Thank you for your time.

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Answered on May 10, 2014

Rosemary is really a zone 6 plant. You can get it to winter over in zone 5 if it is in a sheltered location, like near the foundation of a house. Even then it will be iffy. It is best to either bring it in for the winter or buy new ones each year. This article should help with its care indoors:

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