Huntington Carpet Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Huntington Carpet'

SKU
07032
A beautiful carpet of deep blue flowers backed by green, needle-like foliage that forms an attractive spreading groundcover. This waterwise evergreen shrub is outstanding for cascading from retaining walls or planters and is very useful in erosion control on banks and slopes. The aromatic leaves are often used as a flavorful culinary seasoning.
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8 - 10

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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationrohs-ma-RY-nus oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. As a groundcover space plants 5 ft. apart, or closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10

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