Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus Group'

rosemary ( syn. Salvia rosmarinus Prostratus Group )

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2 litre pot £14.99
available to order from late autumn
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Buy Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus Group' rosemary ( syn. Salvia rosmarinus Prostratus Group ): Forms a mat of fragrant foliage

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    A low-growing, spreading form of common rosemary, this sends out upright spikes of purple-blue flowers from mid-spring to early summer, among narrow, aromatic, dark green leaves. It's useful as an edging plant for a sunny herb garden or mixed border. While winter frosts may kill off some of the shoots the plant should regenerate from the base. The young leaves are great for flavouring roasted vegetables, lamb and pork.

  • Garden care: To ensure a plentiful supply of young, succulent leaves for culinary use, gather the leaves regularly and prune each spring.

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Lovely

5

This is planted in a raised bed, in full sun, and it's doing very well. It's a good size and not too vigorous for its location. And the scent is lovely.

Mel

Cambridgeshire

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I could not be more pleased

5

I was not certain how this plant would fare as we have a very wet clay garden in Mid Wales where it rains a lot – and so thinking it might need to live in a pot, I took a cutting to keep in the conservatory, as insurance against it drowning or dying in the winter. I dug in a lot of grit and it has grown on well and to my delight, is still flourishing in January despite endless rain. I.placed it by a patio retaining wall where you can brush your hand over it to enjoy the fabulous scent which does give a sense of calm and well being.

Soleil

Mid Wales

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Very vigorous. In good health. Looks great.

5

Herb - how would anyone use it?

rosemary lavender

lancs

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Fragrant and healthy herb

5

Healthy herb that is thriving. Well packed and arrived in very good condition.

Annie

Kent

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Healthy rosemary

5

Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus group is an excellent plant for edging a path or border as the grey/green evergreen foliage and pale blue flowers (which can appear at any time of year, but mostly in spring) contrast nicely against stone paving. This variety grows more horizontally than vertically and so is perfect for softening the edges of a terrace or pathway. Over time it grows woody and will need replacing so take cuttings a few years before to grow on!

Foxglove Fiona

West Sussex

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Excellent little plant!

5

This plant is fab. I didn't have room in an urban courtyard garden for full size rosemary, so this was the perfect compact size. It is in a corner of a raised bed and its wavy little branches spill over the edge nicely. It has been in bloom most of the year - a nice bit of purple colour in the garden, especially over winter. An attractive and useful plant.

Deltamae

London

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Yes

5

Three different rosemary plants as a gift for my mother. She has overwintered them in her unheated greenhouse. I think one may have died, it has been very cold. I'll plant them outside in the spring.

Lyn

Glasgow

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Surprised

5

I bought 6 plants for pots rather than planting pansies - as the squirrels were for ever digging them up from the pots along my patio. I was so surprised at the quality and condition - they had obviously been in transit but were delivered as fresh as if they had just been dug from the ground. I will always buy from this site in future to avoid disappointment. Thank you Crocus

Devon Hipster

Torquay, Devon

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Wouldn't like to be without one of these

5

this is in full sun near a warm wall, on a small rockery area. Slow to flower but worth waiting for, it has spread a lot since planting. Ground hugging variety. Seems a happy plant. Bees love it.

Gina

Dorset

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Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus Group

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Pruning an old Rosemary Bush Good afternoon, I have a very old (20 years +) large rosemary bush, used all the time for cooking purposes! However, this summer it became 'dead' / 'ill' in the centre of the plant. I have since cut out ALL the dead wood to allow more light into the bush, which it seems to have liked. However, I was wondering whether I should be pruning some of the woody stems or do you think this would kil it? Hoping you can advise. Many thanks.

Veronica

Thank you. So a mid-Spring prune, it is. Actually, I'm not sentimental about it, I just use it a lot in cooking. Very many thanks

Veronica

Hello There, Really old rosemary plants are best replaced, but if you have a sentimental attachment to it, and the plant looks quite vigorous, you can try to rejuvenate it by cutting back all the remaining shoots to about half their length in mid spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Plants suitable for patio pots Hello I wanted to enquire if you have a Sarocococca hookeriana var. humilis, I looked online but it's not listed. I am askng for that particular plant, because I only have a patio and want plants that won't grow to an enormous size or require spectacular care. A rosemary and a dwarf syringa I bought from you are doing very well. Plants always arrive in very good condition which I really appreciate. A Myrtus communis subsp. 'Tarentina' which I potted up immediately in a larger pot suffered shock I think, - I wonder what you know about this myrtle? I am wanting to grow plants on a small patio in containers and wonder if the following plants are suitable:- Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis (if you have got it) or a Sarcococca hookeriana digyna (which is in your listings). Winter Jasmine, or any of the other Jasmines, Wintersweet, Witchhazel, Abelia grandiflora but would this be too large for my patio- I am thinking of winter cheer with its red berries, and Nandina Domestica. Many thanks Bernadette

Bernadette Matthews

Hello Bernadette, I'm afraid we do not sell Sacrocococca hookeriana var. humilis, but the other two we list will be fine in a large pot as long as they are kept well fed and watered. It is my experience that most plants will cope if the pot is big enough and they are well looked after, however larger plants like the Jasminum nudiflorum, Wintersweet, Witchhazel, Abelia or Nandinas will eventually run out of steam and need to be placed into the garden. You should however be able to get a good few years from them. As for the Myrtus, I have not heard that they particularly dislike being moved, but as they are not fully hardy they need protection in winter. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Which plants are Deer proof? I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.

david

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

What can grow in a pot in a seaside location? We have a decent-sized front garden and we would love to have something that we can grow in a very large tub. We live very close to the beach so it is sometimes very windy. What can we put out there?

Pat Fox

There are some great plants that should be able to cope provided they are kept well fed and watered. Here are some of the best. Ceanothus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.ceanothus/?s=ceanothus Cistus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.cistus/?s=cistus Lavandula http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mediterranean-plants/lavandula-angustifolia-elizabeth/classid.2000008323/ Convolvulus cneorum http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mediterranean-plants/convolvulus-cneorum-/classid.940/ Rosmarinus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rosmarinus/?s=rosmarinus Brachyglottis (Dunedin Group) 'Sunshine' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mediterranean-plants/brachyglottis-dunedin-group-sunshine/classid.4376/

Corcus

What can I plant that the deers won't eat? What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.

Kelly L. Sliker

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

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