Rosmarinus prostratus
(Creeping Rosemary)

Rosmarinus prostratus
(Creeping Rosemary)

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Foliage Colour: Green
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 0.3 m
Mature Width: 1.5 m
Site Condition: Coastal, Exposed, Frost Tolerant, Heavy Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Salty, Windy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Drainage: Dry, Moist
Category: Shrub
Features: Suitable for bordering or edging and ground cover. Attractive to bees. Flower colour: Pale-blue.

Rosmarinus prostratus, Prostrate Rosemary, or Creeping Rosemary, is a low-spreading, evergreen shrub or groundcover. Its leaves are green, leathery and very aromatic. This Creeping Rosemary has pale-blue flowers from early to mid-summer. Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus can be used as a beautiful groundcover because of its height which reaches only up to 30cm and 150cm in its spread. Creeping Rosemary will trail over walls or edge of a raised bed to make a curtain like effect.

Culinary herb and many medicinal uses. This herb, especially the flower tops, contains antibacterial and antioxidant rosmarinic acid, plus several essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, and α-pinene that are known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. Many sources document rosemay’s effect on improving memory, slightly fewer mention its ability to attract lovers, and repel nightmares! Use woody stems as skewers on BBQ to impart flavour. Very drought tolerant.  Full sun.

Flowering: Summer - Autumn [December - May]
Fruiting:    

Prices

  Each 20 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00

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