Rosemarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Form: mounding medium to high ground cover or low shrub
Size: 2-3ft, spread to 8ft
Leaves: succulent, needle-like, 1/2 to 1.5in long; pungent, resinous, top dark glossy green lighter underneath
Flowers: light lavender-blue, 1/2in across; bloom spring to early summer and sporadically
Fruit: seed, not significant
Stems/Trunks: herbaceous, woody with age
succulent leaves of
Range/Origin: Mediterranean, Asia, North Africa, used throughout US
Hardiness: to well below 32°F
- attracts bees
- low growing shrub
- container plant
- rock gardens
- great cascaded down slopes
- Exposure: full sun, reflected head; gets leggy in shade and flowering is reduced
- Water: low; once per week
- Soil: adaptable, good drainage
- Propagation: vegetative cuttings, easy
- Maintenance: low when given space; will creep over walkways requiring pruning, old plants become unattractively woody
Rosemarinus officinalis "Prostratus"
growing down an embankment
this is the culinary rosemary
other varieties of Rosemarinus officinalis grow larger, and flower color is more lavender than 'Prostratus'
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