With all that said, Rosemary wants to be in as much sun as you can give it (half day for me - my yard is shady) and once established, I let God water it. It is a Mediterranean plant and loves hot and dry.
Besides it's culinary uses - wonderful on Chicken and fish, it has medicinal uses as well. Below is a quote from Mercola.com about healthy uses for Rosemary.
It begs the question: if rosemary's link to memory and infectious disease was understood 500 years ago and beyond, what might Renaissance scholars have known that we forgot?
Health Advantages of Rosemary
Read the rest of the report here : The Health Benefits of Rosemary