• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant Foliage
    Blooms:
    Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:rohs-ma-RY-nus o-fis-i-NAY-lis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Companion PlantsItalian Cypress (Cupressus); Bay Laurel (Laurus); Pomegranate (Punica); Lavender (Lavandula); Olive (Olea); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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. Avoid excess winter moisture. Needs little care; may be fertilized lightly in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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