Rosemary (Trailing)

Salvia rosmarinus 'Prostratus'

Trailing Rosemary, Prostrate Rosemary, Creeping Rosemary, Rosemary Sage

About This Plant

Sun or shade; rosemary is evergreen, with periodic clusters of lavender-blue flowers. The leaves are fragrant and edible; prostrate varieties can be used as groundcover or bank cover among salvias, grasses and other watersaver plants. Rosemary endures hot sun and poor soil with little watering, once established.

Origins: Mediterranean


Although compact, even trailing rosemary can grow 2-3 feet tall and wide. Clip back lightly in spring and summer to shape, never removing more than one fourth of a branch in a growing season. Although trailing rosemary is normally strongly evergreen, few survived the extended freeze of 2021 in central Texas; assume there can be losses if temperatures drop below 22F. Severely damaged plants can be replaced as they regrow fairly swiftly.

A sprawling aromatic groundcover or shrub that can be used in the kitchen.

Min. Height: 2'

Max Height: 3 feet'

Min. Width: 2'

Max Width: 5 feet'

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