This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA
You will receive - 1 Huntington Carpet Rosemary Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions
All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary ‘Huntington Carpet’ is a prostrate or spreading plant, reaching 30 - 50cm high and up to 2 meters wide. The leaves are green-grey and highly aromatic. The leaf nodes are quite close compared to other rosemary varieties, so ‘Huntington Carpet’ appears to have a dense foliage cover. The small flowers are light blue and appear in spring and summer.
It prefers full sun or part shade and is tolerant of dry periods, coastal conditions and frost. The best climate for this plant ranges from the cool temperate to sub-tropical regions. ‘Huntington Carpet’ can be pruned easily to shape and control the spread to desired areas.
This variety was released in the United States in the late 1990’s and is a very popular trailing plant. It does exceptionally well in rockeries or when allowed to hang over walls or grow over elevated garden banks.
Rosemary is an evergreen, woody shrub native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family, with the botanical name Rosmarinus officinalis. This name is from the Latin words ‘ros’ meaning dew and ‘marinus’ from the word for sea. Together they refer to the ‘dew of the sea’, because these plants grow in near coastal areas. There are many varieties, distinguished by being upright or prostrate, ranging in size from low ground covers to large shrubs reaching 1.5-2 meters high. The leaves are small and often needle like, ranging from green to grey-green with a pine like aroma produced by the essential oils in the foliage. The small flowers are bee attractants and range from pale pink, purple, white, and include a range of distinctive blues. They usually bloom from early spring to summer, sometimes with a new flush in autumn.
Rosemary is a hardy plant that needs little attention once established. Soil should be well drained and slightly alkaline, the aspect should have full sun or partial shade and plants require occasional watering. Rosemary is tolerant of dry periods, coastal conditions, poor soil, hot and windy aspects and even has moderate frost tolerance. Humid conditions, wet soil or excessive frost will cause problems for the roots and foliage. Plants may be pruned to shape, with larger varieties being suitable for hedging. Propagation from cuttings is easy for most home gardeners.
Most people know rosemary as a culinary herb, especially in Italian cuisine. However, this herb also has a history of medicinal use, including being reputed to improve memory. Of course, many gardeners grow Rosemary ornamentally or just for the lovely fragrance it imparts to the garden.
For more information on history, growth conditions, culinary and medicinal use please see our Common Rosemary listing and other varieties such as Tuscan Blue
All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.
Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.
Regular Post - $10.95 Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)
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Such a great way to purchase herbs. I found this product hard to find in Victoria. Product was sent from interstate and arrived on time, perfectly packaged and very healthy. I’d definitely order more. Thanks