'Prostrate' is a Rosemary variety in the Rosmarinus genus with a scientific name of Rosmarinus officinalis. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Baby blue eyes and Purple Heart and Dark slate blue. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.3 cm (that's 0.12 inches in imperial) in diameter.Leaves appear approximately as a Pine green and Fern green colour.
This variety has a creeping habit and is suitable for hanging baskets containers and places where its trailing feature can be best appreciated It is has narrow grey green leaves and light blue flowers in the spring.
RHS award of Garden Merit
The leaves have a very strong flavor that is bitter and somewhat resinous. the flowers are somewhat milder. A fragrant tea can be made from the fresh or dried leaves.1It is a Herb and is treated mainly as a Perennial, This means that it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Prostrate is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.
Prostrate Rosemary is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Rosemary 'Prostrate'
Prune the plant every autumn to keep the plant at an ideal size.Position in a full sun location and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Prostrate is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 7 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.
Growing Prostrate from seed
Rosemary is difficult to grow from seed – normally is propagated from cuttings.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.
Choose a sheltered site in full sun, with well drained soil. Its trailing creeping habit can be shown well by planting close to the path
Can be grown in pots
- USES: LEAVES: lamb and pork dishes; harvest frequently to promote bushy growth
- USES: FLOWERS: distilled flower water makes a soothing eye wash; flowers may be used fresh, as a garnish, or crystallised as a decoration
Rosemary 'Prostrate' information
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Rosemary is traditionally known as the herb of remembrance and friendship.
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