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Rosmarinus officinalis

Common Name(s):
Rosemary
Cultivar(s):
'Prostratus', 'Tuscan Blue'
Categories:
Edible Plants, Herbs, Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and salt spray tolerant; deer resistant; can be severely pruned. Cultivar 'Prostratus' is a low, "creeping" variety.  This plant is highly salt tolerant.

Wildlife Value:  Flowers attract butterflies. Particularly resistant to damage by deer. 

Light:
Sun to partial shade
Height:
2-6 ft.
Foliage:
Gray-green to dark green needle-like leaves; aromatic
Flower:
Pale to dark blue flowers in winter
Zones:
7-8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Irregular to rounded; spreading arching branches
Propagation:
Seeds slow to germinate; stem cuttings, layering, or division, NCEMGVA2018
Edibility:
Teas; flavoring for vinegar, jam, bread, butters, stuffing, vegetables, stew, and meat dishes
Width:
3-4 ft.
Tags:
cpp, ncemgva2018, nectar, butterflies, salt tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1759

Rosmarinus officinalis Flower detail
James Gaither, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary in bloom
Gil Costa, CC BY-NC-2.0
Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary plant as border
Anna, CC BY - 2.0
Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary in Pot
Katherine Anderson, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Rosmarinus officinalis Prostrate Rosemary
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue' flower cluster
Debbie Roos