PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Huntingdon Carpet'

Carpet Rosemary

Plant Type Ground cover
Flower Colour Light blue
Leaf Shape Lanceolate - small
Leaf Colour Grey/green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal Second level
Frost Moderate
Native Europe
Flower Months Jul-Sep


‘Huntingdon Carpet’ is a spreading Rosemary with grey green foliage to less than 25cm high and 2m wide.  The foliage is highly aromatic and is mixed with masses of lovely sky blue flowers from early winter to mid spring.  ‘Huntingdon Carpet’ likes full sun, good drainage and plenty of air movement and are hardy and tolerant of most frosts and extended dry periods.  Feed with Osmocote Outdoor Trees and Shrubs plus a dose of gypsum or dolomite lime in spring and if it gets a bit large then prune back to size prior to feeding.


Rosmarinus  ‘Huntingdon Carpet’ is one of the many Rosemaries from the United States to be released during the late nineties.  As a groundcover it makes a good mass planting or can be grown over banks, walls and terraces.  It will hang down from a large tub and makes an interesting underplanting for standard roses.  Plant with Lavenders, Penstemons and Salvias to get a year round, coloUrful garden.


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