Plant Care Bog Rosemary

Bog Rosemary

About Bog Rosemary

Andromeda polifolia is a low, evergreen shrub or ground cover growing from 8 inches to 3 feet tall. It is native to bogs. It prefers a well-drained, moisture-retentive, lime-free, humus-rich soil and shade. It does not do well in heat and humidity and locations south of Zone 6.


Andromeda polifolia

Also known as

Bog rosemary and Andromeda

How to care for Bog Rosemary


How often to water your Bog Rosemary

Water needs for Bog Rosemary
0.5 cups
every 9

Bog Rosemary needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bog Rosemary in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bog Rosemary: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bog Rosemary love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bog Rosemary does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bog Rosemary

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bog Rosemary: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bog Rosemary after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bog Rosemary is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bog Rosemary

Bog Rosemary

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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