Madalene Hill was an herb aficionado
who has had many plants named after her. This variety of cold hardy
Rosemary was named in her
honor. Madalene Hill Rosemary is sometimes erroneously labeled Hill Hardy
Rosemary. There is no separate plant named Hill Hardy Rosemary.
Hill Rosemary is great for cooking, but, best of all, it over winters
in zone 6. Arp Rosemary also is hardy from
zone 6 but all other rosemary varieties are hardy
from zone 8.
As with all Mediterranean plants it is important for the soil
to drain well. If the land holds puddles, this is an inappropriate spot
for your Rosemary. In humid climates, raised planters may help with air
This plant is often available in plug
trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a
great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by
an inch. Check here to see if
Madalene Hill Rosemary Plug Trays are available.