(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Photo courtesy of Teresa Grau Ros

A highly aromatic rosemary with finely-textured foliage and a unique habit. While not an actual prostrate variety, it’s still more of a spiller than an upright bush with long, arching branches with turn a bit upward at the tip – like fox tails! Reaching up to 4’ tall and 5’ wide, it’s an excellent choice for a low, dense shrub or a showy specimen for a large container where it can cascade to its heart’s content! It also produces pretty, bee-loved, light blue flowers Spring thru early Fall. Tough as nails, long-lived, drought tolerant, heat tolerant, insect and disease resistant, deer proof, and super easy to grow. It can handle a variety of soils, even clay, but is happiest in fertile, well-drained soil. Harvest the leaves as needed - plants remain evergreen down to 20°F. Use the leaves fresh over roast meats or veggies, incorporate them into homemade bread, or dry them for use in sachets to keep your drawers fragrant. Prune to shape.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low Water

Perennial Herb
USDA zones 8-10