Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus Group

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis  Prostratus Group

Common Name: Rosemary
Genus: Rosmarinus
Species: officinalis
Cultivar: Prostratus Group

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A low-growing spreading form of common rosemary, this sends out upright spikes of purple-blue flowers from mid-spring to early summer among narrow aromatic dark green leaves. It's useful as an edging plant for a sunny herb garden or mixed border. While winter frosts may kill off some of the shoots the plant should regenerate from the base. The young leaves are great for flavouring roasted vegetables, lamb and pork.

  • Garden care: To ensure a plentiful supply of young succulent leaves for culinary use gather the leaves regularly and prune each spring.


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