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

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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
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CA Kate

IMHO this plant is dead.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 10:56PM
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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
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lolauren(7a)

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
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wally_1936(8b)

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
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eahamel(9a)

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
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