• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.