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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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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • February
      • March
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

        • Mulch

            Mulch to conserve water use.

      • April
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

      • May
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

      • June
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

      • July
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

      • August
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

      • September
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

        • Mulch

            Mulch to conserve water use.

      • October
        • Buy

            Buy gallon-sized plants.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

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

      • November
        • Water

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

      • December
        • Winter
          • Spring
            • Summer
              • Fall
                • Buy

                  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!

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                  • 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?

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                  • 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.

                • Sow Seeds

                  When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                  • Fertilize

                    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                    • Water

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

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                      • 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.

                    • Prune

                      When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                      • Mulch

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

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                        • March

                          Mulch to conserve water use.

                        • September

                          Mulch to conserve water use.

                      • Protect

                        When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                        • Pest/Disease Inspection

                          What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                          • Treat for Pest/Disease

                            How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                            • Transplant

                              When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                              • Propagate

                                When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                                • Harvest

                                  When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                                  • Special requirements

                                    Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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