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Creeping Rosemary

  • Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Garden: Dog Friendly Garden, Edibles and Herbs Garden
  • Plant Type: Ground Cover, shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained

Plant Information

You might be surprised to find that some Rosemaries are tender to cold. In general the clones of prostrate forms are less hardy. This is cuttings from a low growing plant that has weathered the coldest winters of the past 10 years- so we’re confident its reliable. Mounding evergreen shrub to 2′ tall x 6 wide in time. The branches closely follow the contours of anything in its path and is fetching as it trails over rock walls, boulders, anything that gets in the way. Soft blue flowers almost year round but peaking in the winter. Little water needed once established in soil that drains. Water to establish or to speed growth. Wonderful herb for cooking. Takes the hottest, most blasting sites with no stress. Moderate deer resistance. Excellent on steep slopes as it will root where stems touch the ground- important for erosion control. Very pretty planted with yellow flowered Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’. Similar cultural conditions and concurrent bloom. Syn Salvia rosmarinus). Full hot sun.

Biome: Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast | USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF
Foliage color: Light Green | Foliage season: Evergreen

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ROOF CREEPING Full, ROOF CREEPING Leaves (©2022 Cheri Moland)