Shrubs

Creeping Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Creeping Rosemary forms a dense ground cover, and spills beautifully from the tops of walls or around rocks. Cool-season pollinators appreciate the mauve to blue flowers in winter and spring. A useful herb for cooking that also looks lovely in a container or rock garden.
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Quick Facts

  • Low-maintenance ground cover
  • Drought tolerant
  • Flowers in winter

Details

Creeping Rosemary forms a dense ground cover, and spills beautifully from the tops of walls or around rocks. Cool-season pollinators appreciate the mauve to blue flowers in winter and spring. A useful herb for cooking that also looks lovely in a container or rock garden.

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 72 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Groundcover, Patio & Containers, Trellis & Arbor, Fragrant

Features

Winter and early spring flowers, drought tolerant, low-maintenance

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Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Bloom Color

Blue

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Established rosemary needs little care. Prune as needed to control size, remove wayward or dead branches

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Thrives in full sun environments

Water Needs

Once established this plant should be watered occasionally and more in extreme heat or containers

Disease and Pests

Aphids, whiteflies, and powdery mildew may cause minor damage. Root and crown rot from overwatering are the most common cause of death.

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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