Creeping rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Creeping rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus')
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Synonyms:  R. eriocalyx of gardens
Genus:  Rosmarinus
A hardy, fast-growing evergreen shrub, creeping rosemary has a prostrate habit and attractive flowers and fragrance. Dark green leaves, to 2 inches long, are rich in aromatic oils and commonly used as a culinary herb. This plant is loved for its strong pinelike flavor and fragrance.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Ideal for a rock garden or the top of a dry wall. Makes an excellent groundcover.
Care:  Should be kept moist in well-drained soil and full sun.
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Prone to aerial blight, bacterial leaf spots, and several root rots.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers
Style
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Type
Shrubs

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