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Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus Group



Unusual, low growing and spreading variety

A ground-hugging trailing form of the familiar rosemary. Arching shoots curl and become pendant, tumbling over the edge of rocks and walls, or creep along the surface of the ground. The short, narrow silver and green leaves are packed on the stems. They are intensely aromatic and perfect for cooking. Small sky blue flowers appear all along the branches in spring.


Plant in full sun to trail over walls and banks. Ideal for a rock garden. Perfect for pots and containers.


Any well drained soil. On heavy soils mulch the soil surface with grit or gravel to protect from winter wet. Remove dead or damaged growth as necessary. A very drought tolerant plant once established.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer
Flowering April - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Medicinal Yes
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, Coastal or drought resistant, Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Typically available

From March to September