Groundcover Rosemary (Rosmarinus prostratus ’Tony’)

Rosmarinus officinalis is the ‘smart’ name for good old Rosemary…the herb responsible for the delicious scent when paired with roast lamb. It is an easy to grow, must have shrub in your garden that can be appreciated for its foliage, aroma and culinary uses.

Rosemary is an evergreen, fast growing shrub with spiky dark green leaves. It grows in the full sun to part shade and has clear blue flowers in the summer and autumn.  Rosemary does need to be watered regularly until established but once established it is truly water-wise. Rosemary is able to flourish in most soil types.

Rosmarinus prostratus ‘Tony’ has dark green needle-like leaves that have a rich pine-like fragrance. It is a flat growing, perennial herb that has pale blue flowers in summer. It is ideal for hanging baskets, containers or embankments.

As a culinary herb, Rosemary, is used to flavour both lamb and chicken dishes. It is also a medicinal herb that is rich in antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory compounds, and helps the immune system and blood circulation. It also improves digestion and enhances memory and concentration.

Rosemary plants are generally low maintenance; they just need a prune every now and then to keep neat and tidy. Plant these plants in a seaside garden; they cope with coastal and windy conditions well! On the other extreme this plant can also handle a light frost, heat and humidity. It’s also perfect for farm yard gardens as it seems not to be a favourite for rabbits and buck. Rosemary works well in containers especially where they are easily accessible near the kitchen door or around the braai area.

Eastern Cape Stockists:

Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth

Free State Stockists:

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists:

Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Keith Kirsten Waterfall – Midrand
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg

North West Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom

Western Cape Stockists:

Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg

**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**

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