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Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus Group (Creeping Rosemary)

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A key ingredient of a Mediterranean-style garden, Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus (Creeping Rosemary) is a low-growing and spreading evergreen shrub with strongly aromatic, needle-like leaves, about 2 in (5 cm) long. Clusters of pale blue flowers appear in spring and summer, occasionally in fall. Commonly used as a culinary herb, Creeping Rosemary is perfect for rock gardens, cascading down walls, raised beds, or containers. It makes an excellent ground cover, particularly if the ground is too dry, sandy, or rocky for other ground covers.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) with a spread of 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm)
  • Easily grown in poor, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but thrives best in full sun. Performs poorly in heavy clay soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for wall-side borders, beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, or containers. or as a ground cover.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for brown scale and rosemary leaf beetle
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, however, deer dislike rosemary’s strong scent.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.
  • No regular pruning is required.
  • Rosmarinus officinalis is native to the Mediterranean region, from where it has been introduced into all continents.

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Native to the dry, rocky areas of the Mediterranean region, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis or Salvia rosmarinus) is a popular aromatic herb commonly grown for its decorative, medicinal, culinary uses, and ornamental garden appeal.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Rosmarinus
Common names Rosemary, Prostrate Rosemary, Creeping Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Albus’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Severn Sea’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Benenden Blue’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Roseus’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’ (Rosemary)
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Madeline Hill’ (Rosemary)

Recommended Companion Plants

Cistus purpureus (Purple-Flowered Rock Rose)
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean Spurge)
Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem Sage)
Verbena rigida f. lilacina ‘Polaris’ (Slender Vervain)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Rosmarinus
Common names Rosemary, Prostrate Rosemary, Creeping Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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