How Do I Care For Bog Rosemary? - Knowledgebase Question

Martinsville, IN
Question by cruauctn
April 20, 2001
How do I care for bog rosemary or moorwort? I think it is considered a shrub. I believe its horticultural name is andromeda polifolia. I don't know where to plant it or how I should take care of it. Thanks, Cindy Cruse


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2001

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Bog rosemary is a mounding shrub, growing 1 - 1 1/2' high and 2'-3' wide. It requires strongly acid soil and protection from hot summer sunshine. It thrives in average soil with ample water. Amend your soil with organic matter (peat moss would be perfect) to help it hold moisture. If it's happy, your bog rosemary will bloom profusely each spring.

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