Huntington Carpet Rosemary
1' - 2' x 4' - 8'
Adverse Growth Factors
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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