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Creeping rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

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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 CharacteristicsIdeal for a rock garden or the top of a dry wall. Makes an excellent groundcover.

CareShould be kept moist in well-drained soil and full sun.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsProne to aerial blight, bacterial leaf spots, and several root rots.

  • Genus : Rosmarinus
  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Spring
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