Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' (Non-native)
This cultivar is a low-growing evergreen shrub with dense foliage; it grows to a height of 24 inches and spreads to a width of 4-6 feet. The narrow needle-like leaves are deep green above and whitish below. It produces attractive blue flowers in late winter and intermittently throughout the year. Flowers are valued as a food seasoning and contain essential oils that are used in perfumes, lotions, and soaps; they also attract birds and bees.
Plant prostrate rosemary on slopes and banks of all sizes, in containers, and in drought-tolerant gardens, as well as along garden borders. It grows best in well-drained soils and full sun and can tolerate temperatures as low as 15°F. This plant is often sheared and trimmed to create flowing shapes and maintain appropriate size.
Light: Full Sun
Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11