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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' (Creeping rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' ross-mah-RYE-nus oh-fi-shi-NAH-lis Common Name: Creeping rosemary Synonyms: R. eriocalyx of gardens, R. lavandulaceus 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.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Spring
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers
Style Herb Garden, Rock Garden
Type Shrubs

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