HERB Rosemary Lockwood De Forest 6″ rnd

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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Lockwood de Forest’ (Prostrate Rosemary) – A prostrate variety that grows 2 feet tall and spreads to 6-8 feet, cascading over walls or garden edges. The bright green foliage is covered during the spring bloom of pale blue flowers with often its strongest flowering display in winter with sporatic bloom through fall. Plant in full sun. As with other Rosemary it is resistant to deer and rabbit predation, tolerant to salt spray, alkaline soils and drought. Hardy to 15°F. This variety is known as Santa Barbara Rosemary as it was discovered here in the Santa Barbara garden of Lockwood and Elizabeth De Forest. The de Forest’s speculated that the plant was a spontaneous hybrid between an upright plant that was planted in their garden in 1927 and a prostrate rosemary that was planted in the 1930’s. Elizabeth deForest, in an article for Pacific Horticulture in 1976 described the pale blue color as “the color of the old French air force uniform”. She mentions in this article that it became the most common of prostrate Rosemary cultivars in Santa Barbara. Recent DNA analysis now shows the genus Rosmarinus to be fit squarely into the massive Salvia genus, which already has about 1,000 species. nCategory: Shrub nFamily: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints) nOrigin: Mediterranean (Europe) nEvergreen: Yes nFlower Color: Light Blue nBloomtime: Winter/Spring nFragrant Flowers: Yes nSynonyms: [Salvia rosmarinus] nHeight: 1-2 feet nWidth: 6-8 feet nExposure: Full Sun nSeaside: Yes nSummer Dry: Yes nDeer Tolerant: Yes nIrrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs nWinter Hardiness: 15-20° F

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