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Rosmarinus officinalis - 'Jackmans Prostrate' (Prostrate Rosemary)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Rosmarinus officinalis - Cultivation Notes

This tough shrubby cullinary herb will tolerate the driest and hottest conditions and flourishes on poor dry soils, being especially happy on chalky soils and coastal locations. Avoid planting in cold exposed spots or shady spots and avoid rich or heavy wet soils. Trim to shape in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Rosmarinus officinalis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Rosmarinus officinalis:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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Common Missspellings: Rosmarenus, Rosmarines, Rosemarinus, Rosemarines

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