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Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus Group (Creeping Rosemary)

Creeping Rosemary, Prostrate Rosemary, Rosemary Prostratus Group, Rosmarinus corsicus 'Prostratus', Rosmarinus officinalis lavandulaceus, Rosmarinus officinalis repens, Rosmarinus officinalis 'Corsica Prostratus', Rosmarinus officinalis creeping, Rosmarinus officinalis 'Venzano Prostrate', Rosmarinus repens


A key ingredient of a Mediterrean 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, for cascading down walls, raised beds or containers. It makes an excellent groundcover, particularly if the ground is too dry, sandy or rocky for other groundcovers.

  • 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.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for brown scale and rosemary leaf beetle
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds but deer resistant!
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
  • No regular pruning required

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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 Shrubs
Plant Family Rosmarinus - Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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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.


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 Shrubs
Plant Family Rosmarinus - Rosemary
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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