Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing 1 to 2 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring
Botanical Pronunciation:rohs-ma-RY-nus o-fis-i-NAY-lis
Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Spreading
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing 1 to 2 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring
Flower color:Blue
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
Design IdeasThis is an excellent groundcover for sunny banks or along paths. It is also a fine addition to containers, where it will spill over the edges. Plant in a Mediterranean or culinary garden in the foreground of hedges or the interior of parterres.
Companion PlantsPair with sun loving Mediterranean plants and other herbal cooking varieties like Lavender, Sage, and Thyme. Other ornamentals that will complement this Mediterranean setting include Rockrose, Tree Mallow and Cranesbill. For a formal parterre, plant on the interior of low hedged Boxwood or Euonymus.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
Rosemary is a valuable Old World aromatic shrub from Europe through Asia Minor. It is native to much of the Mediterranean region and most specifically in the south of France. It was classified by Linnaeus into the mint family and he named its genus from the Latin for sea-dew because it is commonly found on the chalk hills along the seacoast. There are only two species grown, and this one was the primary plant used in the herbal pharmacoepia. It remains today a valuable culinary herb and dryland garden plant. This cultivar behaves much like the traditional ground hugging mat, R. o. 'Prostratus' but with improved habit and flower color.