Salvia rosmarinus ‘Prostratus’

prostrate rosemary

(3 customer reviews)


A gorgeous creeping rosemary with trailing aromatic evergreen branches and pale blue flowers. Delightful spilling over a pot or raised bed in a sunny well drained position.

Delightful spilling over a pot or raised bed in a sunny well drained position.

The iconic evergreen woody herb with aromatic dark green leaves and china-blue flowers in spring. The prostrate form is ideally suited for trailing over a wall, where the stems will tumble and cascade.


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Origin: cultivar of horticultural origin
Genus: Salvia
Species / Cultivar: rosmarinus var. 'Prostratus'
Common Name: prostrate rosemary
Synonym: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

Plant Biography

Known until recently under the name Rosmarinus officinalis, the common rosemary has been reclassified in 2017 as a species of Salvia.

This beautiful and tough evergreen aromatic herb with pretty china blue flowers has a rich history of culinary and medicinal importance. It tolerates part shade, but thrives in full sun and good drainage .

Salvia rosmarinus is almost too familiar to describe – evergreen woody herb with pointed dark green leaves and china-blue flowers in spring. Long used as a herb for flavouring meat and stews, Sunday Lamb wouldn’t taste the same without it.

Salvia rosmarinus 'Prostratus' (formerly Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus')
Soil: Well drained
Soil that does not show much signs of moisture, either visibly or when handled.
Growth Rate: Slow
This plant is particularly slow to grow, even during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 0.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

It is drought proof and can be trained or shaped to suit any situation given good sun and drainage. Flowers are mainly produced in spring but intermittently throughout the year. The distinctive aroma from the leaves on a hot sunny summer day can transport your mind to warmer climes in a way few other plants are capable of.

Use it as a ground cover or underplanting other Mediterranean trees (Olive trees, Laurus nobilis, etc.) the prostrate rosemary will create a soft transition for plants in terracotta pots or soften dry walls and rocky gardens.

Virtually disease free and no pruning required, incredibly drought tolerant once established.

3 customer reviews for Salvia rosmarinus ‘Prostratus’

Lovely healthy rosemary plant. I had difficulty getting this type of Rosemary so ordered online. Good quality plant well packaged and protected in transit. Also very courteous delivery driver. Very happy with order. Thank you

Wendy Hunsley (verified owner)

These 3L pot rosmarinus plants are excellent size, vigour and quality. The best i have ever received from an online order of plants from a nursery. Quick delivery to central London, with excellent customer service. Would highly recommend.


First time buyer. Beautiful plants, well protected and not a brown speck to be seen. First class!