Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
 Common Name: Trailing Rosemary
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Herb

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Blue

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Susan Frommer

  • Description

  • Notes

This horticultral selection grows at a moderate rate to 2' x 4'. Flowers are blue in color, and appear winter to spring. The the leaves dark green, and highly aromatic. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.
Frost tolerant to 15 F. Upright forms are available.