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Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Although not culinary herbs, the Australian \"rosemaries\" in the exclusively Australian genus Westringia do somewhat resemble rosemary plants, and are just as easy to grow. All are excellent drought-tolerant shrubs that grow well in many different environments. Among the most popular are the varieties of Westringia fruticosa (which is also sometimes sold as Westringia rosmariniformis), including both silvery-foliaged and variegated-foliaged varieties with white flowers nearly all year in mild climates. A hybrid of this species and Westringia eremicola called \'Wynyabbie Gem\' is a beautiful shrub with green leaves and bright blue flowers over a long season -- this one is also a particularly good addition to flower arrangements.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 8, 914, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    4. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    July
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    4. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy gallon-sized plants.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
    November
    1. Water

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.
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    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    March

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    April

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    May

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    June

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    July

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    August

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    September

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    October

    Buy gallon-sized plants.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    March

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    April

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    May

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    June

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    July

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    August

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    September

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    October

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    March

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    April

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    May

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    June

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    July

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    August

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    September

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    October

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    November

    Water during dry periods. Plants will accept weekly watering, but are quite drought-tolerant when established.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    March

    Mulch to conserve water use.

    September

    Mulch to conserve water use.

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