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Rosmarinus officinalis

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

Drought and salt spray tolerant; deer resistant; can be severely pruned. Cultivar 'Prostratus' is a low, "creeping" variety. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Uses include: teas; flavoring for vinegar, jam, bread, butters, stuffing, vegetables, stew, and meat dishes

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 to 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
Width:
3-4 ft.
Tags:
NCEMGA2018, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1759

Close up of flower Close up of flower
James Gaither, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Rosemary in bloom Rosemary in bloom
Gil Costa, CC BY-NC-2.0
Rosemary plant Rosemary plant
Anna, CC BY - 2.0
Rosemary in Pot Rosemary in Pot
Katherine Anderson, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Prostrate Rosemary Prostrate Rosemary
Lenora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0