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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Huntington Carpet'

  • Common Name
    Huntington Carpet Rosemary
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Ground Cover
  • Size
    1' - 2' x 4' - 8'
  • Flower Color
    Blue
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
    • Winter
  • Leaves
    Green
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Bees
  • Growth Rate
    Moderate
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Erosion Control
    • Fragrance
    • Low Maintenance
  • Water Use
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
    • Partial Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    'Huntington Carpet' is a prostate form of Rosemary that is much greener and less woody than other Rosemary varieties. It also maintains its center foliage better than other  varieties. It forms a carpet of deep blue flowers that are very attractive to bees when in bloom. It is a very tough plant that will endure hot sun, poor soil and neglect. Good for erosion control, lawn replacement or cascading over retaining walls or containers.

    Plant slightly above soil grade in a hot, sunny part of your garden. Only light shade will be tolerated. Good drainage is a must so if you have clay , add compost or other soil amendments to improve the drainage. Needs little to no water once established.

    No significant pests or diseases. Powdery mildew can develop if the plant is kept too moist.

  • Master Gardener Comments
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  • Varietals

    R. officinalis ' Lockwood de Forest' - 2' x 4' - 6' trailing form with pale blue flowers

    R. officinalis 'Irene' - 1' - 1.5' x 2' - 3' trailing form with lavender-blue flowers that bloom all year long