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botanical name:
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rosemary
synonyms:  Rosmarinus repens
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.30m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: light blue
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Prostrate form which will trail over slopes and walls. Pale blue flowers from spring to early summer. Not very hardy.

cultivation:
Thrives in very well drained, poor soils, preferably neutral to alkaline, in full sun. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Best to cut back regularly in spring to retain a bushy shape and prevent the plant becoming leggy. Can be damaged by severe winters in cold areas.

propagation:
From cuttings.

usage:
Good for trailing down the side of sunny banks or retaining walls or as ground cover in gravel or rock gardens.
Traditionally rosemary is used as a culinary herb, but also makes an attractive ornamental shrub for hot, dry positions such as a Mediterranean style garden.

other notes:
Grows successfully in warm seaside locations in the South West of Britain.

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