Rosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis, is a naturalized, aromatic perennial evergreen shrub in the mint family native to the Mediterranean, Portugal and Spain. The plant’s grayish-green appearance of thick, leathery 1″ leaves resemble needles, with a dark green upper surface and powdery white, hairy underside. Clusters of pale blue to white flowers appear in winter and spring, though sporadic blooms may occur in summer or fall if the bush has been trimmed after its late winter to spring bloom. There are so many uses for Rosemary that no garden should be without this lovely and versatile naturalized shrub. Easily grown in sandy, poor to moderately fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but thrives in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.