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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

Prostrate rosemary

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Aromatic foliage



Skill level


Rosmarinus offinalis 'Prostratus'

Plant details

Grown for its aromatic evergreen leaves and unusual flowers, rosemary is regarded as an essential culinary and medicinal herb, with an invigorating flavour. It makes a handsome specimen plant in any garden, especially when covered with flowers that attract bees and butterflies. It's also a welcome addition to any herb garden.

Rosmarinus offinalis 'Prostratus' is a useful, low growing rosemary, which is less susceptible to wind damage than taller plants. It is also ideal for growing in pots and containers. Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. To keep plants in shape, trim after flowering.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Rosmarinus

Species: officinalis

Cultivar: Prostratus

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

Reader reviews


thanks ive been wodering how i could hang on to my Rosemary plant as i have become very attached to watching the bees busy busy working away in the sunshine as i chill in my sun lounger


Can Rosemary take a hard pruning? or will it not come back, as mine has become very bare at the bottom?


I wonder about pruning my rosemary and re-potting it. It is in a pot and has really grown well, tall and widem I`m certain it is pot-bound, although it shows it does not need much attention. Should I do both now or wait ?

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