This aromatic herb, among our rosemary herb plants, is an essential feature of your herb gardening this season. As a creeping rosemary, it is perfect for pots and containers. Rosemary plants are a sturdy and reliable herb.
They say if there is a rosemary bush in the garden there is a strong woman in the house. 'Prostratus' Rosemary is a ground-cover rosemary, perfect for gardens or containers. Its rich foliage and beautiful blue flowers are wonderful in the kitchen and the bath. This aromatic herb is supposed to be the most fragrant of all the creeping Rosemarys.
Plant this rosemary to hang over a wall for a striking effect. Or, pot it up in one of a decorative pots or containers with Lemon Balm for a deliciously fresh and fragrant combination. Since this is a tender perennial, bring the whole pot in during the winter to enjoy this culinary herb year round!
Characteristics: 'Prostrate' is a low-growing rosemary, lovely as a ground-cover. Also looks stunning in containers, where its beautiful blue flowers can be shown off on a sunny windowsill.
Light: Rosemary loves tons and tons of sunshine.
Water: Rosemary can withstand some drought. Water when soil is dry to the touch, but never over-water. Rosemary does not like soggy over-watered environments.
Soil: If planted in the ground, make sure your soil is well-draining. I usually dig a deep hole, fill a bit with rocks or gravel, then plant rosemary on top to ensure adequate drainage. If you are container planting, be sure to choose a pot with drainage holes on the bottom. Clay pots are even better, to keep that soil dry.
Use: Rosemary is a wonderful culinary herb, popularly flavoring lamb, venison, poultry, and potato dishes.
Extras: Every year around Christmastime, I think to myself "what makes poinsettias so Christmasy?" I choose todecorate my house during the holidays with big established rosemary pots. What better way to get in the mood for the warm culinary delights of holiday meals?