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Prostrate rosemary

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Prostrate rosemary: general characteristics

The prostrate rosemary belongs to the Labiate family and grows spontaneously in the regions bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. It reaches a maximum size of about 20 centimeters, its needle-like leaves are bright green at the top and white at the bottom. During the winter season it is possible to enjoy the beauty of violet-colored inflorescences, which remain on the plant until the arrival of the spring season. The prostrate rosemary it can be planted either as an aromatic specimen (given the scent it gives off) or it is used for the construction of hedges or simply as a decoration for gardens composed mainly of rocks. It is good to know that this perennial plant does not require special care, just follow some simple rules regarding watering, planting and fertilizing.


Prostrate rosemary: cultivation

The cultivation of prostrate rosemary it is very easy, just follow some simple rules, in order to have a plant that is always luxuriant and healthy. As for the exposure, the prostrate rosemary must be planted in a sunny area both on the terrace and in its own garden; it is not able to withstand severe frosts, ventilated areas, for this reason during the winter season it is convenient to move it inside your home, or alternatively, in a very protected place in the garden. Despite being able to develop in a dry and very sandy land, this perennial plant prefers a light, well-drained and very loose soil. As for the watering, they must take place with a certain regularity during the vegetative period, taking great care not to create water stagnations harmful to the shrub. If you take care of an adult rosemary plant, watering can be even less frequent as it bears a long period of drought.

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