Freely branching shrubs that root from trailing branches to make a small-scale ground cover. To 1112 feet high, spreading to 3 feet or more. Needlelike leaves like those of rosemary (Rosmarinus) have a minty scent. Small flowers in spring or early summer. Thrive in lean, sandy soils.
- MS, LS, CS; USDA 7-9.
- SCRUB ROSEMARY, SANDHILL ROSEMARY.
- Native to sandy coastal plain pinelands of the southeast.
- Gray-green foliage; pale lavender flowers.
- Important provider of habitat for endangered beach mouse.
- Tolerates drought, salt spray.
- Not browsed by deer.
- Gray Ghost has gray leaves.
- US, MS, LS; USDA 6-8.
- CUMBERLAND ROSEMARY.
- Native to sandy riverbanks of eastern Tennessee and Kentucky.
- Dark green foliage; lavender-pink blossoms.
- Snowflake has pure white flowers.