Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’, Trailing Rosemary, Prostrate Rosemary, Creeping Rosemary

Trailing Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’

Common Names: Blue Agave, American Aloe, Maguey

Light: Full Sun

Height: 1′

Spacing/Spread: 2′ – 5′

Evergreen: Yes.

Color: Purple flowers .

Interest: Year around evergreen foliage.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: Not native but highly adapted.

Extra: Culinary and medicinal uses!

Wildlife habitat:

Features: A shorter and more sprawling rosemary type. Culinary uses. Aromatic. Evergreen.

Austin Native Landscaping: “Trailing rosemary is a great choice when you are looking for a solid, not too tall, evergreen for full sun. Small blue flower will appear in early spring and continue until mid summer. The plant smells amazing, and can be readily used for cooking purposes. Freshly picked rosemary with baked potatoes is a real delight.  This plant is fuss free, drought tolerant and will be a welcome addition to any low water landscapes. Solid and reliable greenery that will brighten the winter gloom.”



Family: Lamiaceae (Pronounced –lay-mee-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Rosmarinus (Pronounced –rose-ma-REE-nus)

Species: officinalis (Pronouncedoh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss)

Propagation: Hardwood cuttings, Layering.



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2 comments… add one
  • laura

    January 5, 2014, 6:11 pm

    im looking for a low hardy plant that does well in shade and doesnt use a lot of water please… does such a plant exist .. thanks in advance.


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