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ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Huntington Carpet'

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Yoder Brothers

Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Huntington Carpet'

Plant Common Name

Rosemary

General Description

Rosemary is one of the great culinary herbs for the garden. With its dense, spreading habit the cultivar 'Huntington Carpet' has ornamental appeal which matches its herbal offerings. This creeping, evergreen shrub is native to the Mediterranean. Throughout the year its dark green to gray-green needle-like leaves are potently fragrant from afar. In mid-spring to early summer, small but appealing edible flowers of blue appear.

Rosemary will prosper in locations with full sun and perfectly drained, average to poor soil. This multipurpose culinary herb may be enjoyed in containers, mixed borders, as a ground cover, and is a great choice for covering slopes for erosion control.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 7

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    2'-6' / 0.6m - 1.8m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Southern Europe, Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Blue, Light Blue

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Container, Edible, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Hedges, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No