Final chance to buy hardy herbs for winter. Our online store closes for orders from 12pm Wed 27th October.
Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus
Type: Evergreen, Perennial
Soil Type: Free draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full sun
How tall does it grow? Approx 20-30cm
How much space does it need? Approx 20-30cm
When does it flower? Purple flowers during early summer
Top care tips: Avoid waterlogged roots during the winter
This is the stupendous ‘Trailing Rosemary’(Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus Group’ as we refer to it in private).
Trailing Rosemary? It sure is.
This variety of Rosemary doesn’t grow upright, as the stems are naturally inclined to trail or provide ground cover. This is a seriously useful quality. The plant can be used to provide ground cover, as well as being grown up a guide to form interesting shapes or being integrated into a ‘living wall’ planting arrangement. It can be planted alongside alpines in a rockery to provide aroma, flavour and also gorgeous shape and form within your planting scheme. For us, its greatest quality is the fact that it trails when you plant it into a container or hanging basket. It looks so cool spilling down the side of a terracotta pot. It seems to add depth to a herb planting combination that might largely grow upright. We like our kitchen garden to be a feast for the senses, looking sensational as well as smelling exciting.
It is easy to grow and very hardy. Trailing Rosemary will enjoy being planted somewhere sunny. Drainage is very important. It really doesn’t like being waterlogged. It will also benefit from regular pruning to avoid the plant becoming leggy.
Chefs that we work with rave about Trailing Rosemary. Several have commented to us that they feel the flavour is more delicate and succulent as the young stem seems softer and less wordy than traditional upright Rosemary. Who are we to argue with some of the amazing chefs we call friends?
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday, we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.