Bringing rosemary back around

ryank817December 21, 2012

I picked up a Huntington Carpet Rosemary plant, and it started looking pretty puny before I was able to plant it, i.e. all the foliage turned brown, sprigs falling off. Should I just leave it like it is and see what happens, or should I just trim it all back down to the ground and let some new growth come in?

This post was edited by RyanK817 on Tue, Jan 15, 13 at 21:54

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chervil2(z5 MA)

I am guessing you need to go shopping again (:

By cutting off the dead growth, you may see some green leaves that could offer you hope with this plant.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 6:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
CA Kate

IMHO this plant is dead.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 10:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
homegrown54(z6 SE Ohio)

You sure it likes that pine mulch? If I'm not mistaken, that makes the soil acidic.
Just a thought. I'd move to a more alkaline spot, no trimming and leave it be.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 2:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That plant looks dead to me. Rosemary are supposed to be evergreen. Look around the base for any signs of life. If there aren't any, get a new plant!

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 10:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have to agree that it is most likely dead. I have lost 2 so far and they both started looking that way it did not take long before they were completely gone. That is why I keep saving cuttings for new starters. Our soil in this part of Texas is alkaline and it seems to well here but can still suddenly up and croak.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 9:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Looks pretty dead to me, too. My cascading rosemary did that recently for no reason that I could figure out. It had been in a large container for several years.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 2:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Curly leaf peppermint
Does anyone know where to obtain curly leaf peppermint...
Web Loafer
banana and lime mints
I would love to hear from anyone growing these and...
Can you please name this herb (Qatar)
It smells more like Mint, but it looks like a Basil, I...
What is attacking my basil? Whiteflies?
I have an indoor growlight which has allowed me to...
HELP!!! My mint plant is growing SMALLER!!!
Just over a week ago, I purchased a potted mint plant...
James Lim
Sponsored Products
Fallon Sofa - BLACK
$4,099.00 | Horchow
Rebound Valance
$14.99 | zulily
Polished Brass Whitehaus WH16606 Gooseneck Evolution swivel Kitchen Faucet
$429.00 | Blue Bath
St. Tropez Crackled Ivory And Burlap Jug Shape Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Stone Mill Oil-rubbed Bronze Napa Valley Cabinet Knobs (Pack of 25)
Wick Coffee Table - Medium Medium
Joybird Furniture
Ice Vanity Mirror
$299.00 | FRONTGATE
Solid Faux Silk Taffeta Graphite Curtain Panel
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™