Creeping Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’)

Creeping Rosemary


What is Creeping Rosemary

Imagine a stunning carpet of fresh green growth cascading from your retaining walls, planters or eroding slopes in your garden: With our Creeping Rosemary, you’ll have the benefits of color and more. For starters, its aromatic leaves delight, along with its richly-hued foliage that grows quickly for effortless groundcover.

And even better is its adaptability. Simply plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and your Creeping Rosemary is ready to flourish in your landscape. In fact, this Creeping Rosemary is tailored for easy growth, with drought tolerance once established and the ability to truly thrive in dry, arid desert conditions.

But the best part is the Creeping Rosemary’s strong beginning. This variety is poised to acclimate and grow well in many locales. And it’s a proven performer, because it’s been planted, monitored and shipped with best results for your homescape. Our expert horticulturists and plant specialists have hand-selected this easygoing groundcover for your garden.

So now, you reap the rewards of healthy, happy results…from erosion control on banks and slopes to a beautiful carpet of greenery on walls and trellises, the Creeping Rosemary shines. Get your own Creeping Rosemary today!

Creeping Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus') Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

How to Grow and Care for Creeping Rosemary

Creeping Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 8-10 outdoors


First, select a location with well-drained soil and full sun – any area with about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight is perfect. The Creeping Rosemary performs best on slopes and banks that need erosion control, or walls and planters where it can grow downward. And if you’re planting as groundcover, place Creeping Rosemary plants about 5 feet apart, or closer if you want faster coverage. Also, mulching can control weeds.

When you’re ready to plant your Creeping Rosemary, dig a hole that’s about one and a half to two times the size of your plant’s root ball, place the plant in the hole, back fill the soil and water to settle the roots.


Once established, your Creeping Rosemary is drought tolerant, but it’s important to have a regular watering schedule for the first few growing seasons. Water about once weekly or more often in extreme heat and check the surrounding soil…if the surrounding soil is dry 2 inches down, it’s time to water your plant.


Prune your Creeping Rosemary during spring, before new growth begins.

Creeping Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’) Details

Common name Creeping Rosemary
Botanical name Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 8-10 outdoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 3 ft.
Width 6-8 ft.