Grow Rosemary and Lavender: Propagation and Care Tips

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By Ashley Hanson

Updated: Mar 30, 2024

8 min read

Rosemary and Lavender
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    In an attempt to expand your Lavender and Rosemary collection without spending extra money, you may employ the traditional method of using jars as miniature greenhouses, a technique used for roses.

    A method is known for stimulating root growth and producing new plants. The process involves:

    • Stripping the branches of leaves.
    • Leaving only a few at the top.
    • Scraping off some bark to expose the white stem.
    • Planting the scraped portion in loose soil and covering it with jars to maintain moisture.

    After about three weeks, roots will begin to develop. Keep the plants moist, occasionally checking for root growth and ensuring they are submerged in saturated soil. This inexpensive and straightforward method is successful, prompting your Lavender to thrive every year, while the Rosemary requires replanting after winter to survive. In warmer climates, Rosemary grows better.

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    Instructions for Planting Rosemary and Lavender

    Care of Rosemary
    Photo: @soniaraj.11

    Choosing the Space

    Selecting a space where you will be growing your Rosemary and Lavender requires an area where light and soil are easily visible. You will be able to have a flourish of lavender and rosemary plants if you have suitable space at your home where soil, air, and sunlight are in plenty.

    Spacing Considerations

    When you are placing them do remember to give them a proper spacing with one to three feet distance among each other for adequate air circulation.

    Preparation Prior to Planting

    Watering the herb and positioning your rosemary and lavender plants herbs at the same depth of soil.


    Having organic mulch for your planted Rosemary and lavender herbs gives them a protective layer to retain moisture and temperature for longer periods.

    Watering and Feeding

    Regularly watering and fertilizing gives the perfect nourishment required for these herbs to thrive.

    Cultivating Rosemary and Lavender

    Rosemary Flowers
    Photo: @nature.nursery

    Keep Out Pests

    Growing these beneficial herbs in your garden helps to keep the pests out of your overall vegetation. They keep out pests, allowing other plants to grow strong and thrive for a longer time.

    Attracts Beneficial Insects

    Rosemary and Lavender attract bees and butterflies, which play a huge role in pollination, giving a natural reproduction if planted plants. Contributing towards the healthy growth of a healthy ecosystem, ros, emery, and Lavender are a must for your garden to grow.

    Rosemary and Lavender Durability

    Rosemary and Lavender can be grown in heat and fewer water areas—Rosemary, with their needle-like leaves and grayish-green foliage spreads an earthy aroma. Lavender gives a floral scent and is resilient enough to be used in parking lot medians and can survive winters, whereas Rosemary lacks cold tolerance.

    Varieties and Care of Lavender and Rosemary

    Lavender comes in over 40 varieties, with some having pink or white flowers. French Lavender, known for its year-round flowering, has a scent resembling a mix of Lavender and Rosemary, though it is considered the least potent.

    Lavender in Garden
    Photo: @chanteclergardens

    Other aromatic types bloom for about five weeks in these zones, with some lasting longer in low-humidity conditions. The sequence of flowering begins with rabbit-eared Spanish Lavender in early spring, followed by English Lavender in mid to late spring and extending into early summer.

    English lavender hybrids like Grosso and Provence take over in late June, enduring higher temperatures.

    Lavender Flowers
    Photo: @halifaxseed

    Rosemary, on the other hand, flowers from late winter to spring in various types, such as the low, cascading Prostratus, dense Huntington Carpet, and the Tuscan Blue, which are favored for both their culinary uses and hedge-like qualities. After its flowering period, Rosemary continues to offer greenery and serves as a windbreak for delicate lavender plants.

    Creating Rosemary Lavender Gardens

    Start by assessing sunlight to avoid overshadowing shorter plants. Allocate space equal to mature plant height. Opt for a semi-upright rosemary like Collingwood Ingram to spread around 4 feet, and position adjacent lavender varieties like Provence Blue or Silver Anouk accordingly. New plants need time to establish, so measure carefully to prevent overcrowding. Leave 18 to 24 inches between rosemary plants for proper air circulation.

    Consider using companion planters to prevent plants from encroaching on each other's space. For a fragrant pathway, arrange lavender and rosemary pots alternately along a patio or entryway. Alternatively, hang creeping Rosemary in baskets for a vertical garden display.


    Both of these wonderful herbs are known for their aroma and taste, which are widely used in our food and beverages. With Rosemary and Lavender flourishing indoors under proper lighting and airy ambiance, they are the perfect combination for your garden.

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