Weeping rosemary - Rosmarinus repens.
The weeping repens is an aromatic plant
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Rosemary prostratus, also known as creeping rosemary, is an aromatic and edible evergreen shrub belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It boasts ornamental appeal owing to its trailing habit, particularly striking when in bloom, adorned with mauve flowers. Creating a dense mat, it blankets walls, rockeries, or slopes, thriving best when planted in full sun with well-draining, slightly alkaline soil.
Its trailing nature makes it an excellent choice for cascading over garden edges or containers, adding a graceful touch to the landscape. The plant doesn't require intensive care; it prefers a habitat akin to its natural environment—poor soils that don't necessitate fertilizers.
Pruning in autumn can be done, though avoiding drastic cuts is advisable to maintain its natural form. Rosemary prostratus propagates well through cuttings in both spring and autumn.
Originating from the Mediterranean region, this species holds historical significance, recognized for its culinary uses and aromatic properties. It has been utilized for centuries in cooking, herbal remedies, and even as a symbol of remembrance in various cultures.
Regarding its ideal climate, rosemary prostratus flourishes in regions with a Mediterranean-like climate—warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. It's tolerant of drought conditions once established, making it suitable for arid or coastal landscapes.
In terms of watering, it prefers a balanced approach—moderate watering during establishment and occasional watering thereafter, avoiding waterlogged conditions. This plant's hardiness and adaptability contribute to its popularity in gardens and landscaping.
Combining ornamental beauty with culinary utility, rosemary prostratus is a versatile and charming addition to any garden or landscape, offering both aesthetic appeal and practical use in the kitchen.
- Romero rastrero
- Mediterranean area
- Up to 1 m
- Grey and green leaves, blue flowers
- Spring and autumn
- Sun or semishade
- Hanging pots, rockeries, walls or slopes
- Can't resist frosts
- Al tratarse de planta viva y dependiendo de la temporada, la planta puede ser recibida, en algunos casos, no exactamente igual que en la fotografía, aunque sí lo más parecida posible. Sin que ello repercuta en la calidad de la misma.