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Prostrate Rosemary

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 7 - 9

Chefs and home cooks alike agree that Rosemary is one of the best herbs to use fresh.The dark, evergreen leaves of Rosemary are full of natural oils and make a great addition to many meat and vegetable dishes. Prostrate Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus) is a great variety that can be grown as a small spreading shrub in zones 7-10 or as an annual in the lower hardiness zones.The low spreading habit makes it equally great for draping  over a stone wall or as a “spiller” in a mixed container planting.

Similar to other herbs, Rosemary needs very little fertilizing. Originating in the mediterranean region, it is very drought tolerant and prefers garden soil that has very little to offer other plants. Prostrate Rosemary is perfect for the driest, sunniest spots in the herb garden. Rosemary likes to be equally dry in a container, so make sure the pot has excellent drainage. Good companion plants in a pot would be African Daisy and lantana.

Prostrate Rosemary Care

Rosemary needs regular watering until established if planted as a shrub. Rosemary planted in a container will need regular watering and excellent drainage to keep the soil barely moist. Feeding is not necessary. The soil pH should be from 6.0 -7.0 to provide healthy growth. The sunniest spot in the garden or on a deck is the best spot for these heat lovers. 

Rarely pests attack Rosemary. Given the right conditions, an outbreak of aphids or thrips could occur. Usually a strong spray from the garden hose will be enough to wash off the leaves. Rosemary is deer and rabbit resistant.

Prostrate Rosemary Spacing

When planting this Rosemary in a container, spacing is not important. Make sure to position it next to the edge of the pot so that it can cascade over. Planted as a perennial shrub, Prostrate Rosemary can get 12 inches high and up to 3 feet wide. It can effectively be used as a ground cover as long as there is not much foot traffic in the area. Otherwise it is most often planted along the edge of walls and stairways so that the draping shaping and fabulous scent is noticed.

Prostratus Rosemary Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Hanging Baskets, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Common Name: Prostratus Rosemary
Other Name(s):

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