Rosmarinus officinalis 'Renzels' Irene

Irene Creeping Rosemary

Evergreen Groundcover, Perennial, Shrub

This creeping variety of the familiar rosemary is wonderful for cascading over a wall or as the trailing plant in a mixed container. In addition to its culinary and aromatic attributes, blue blooms in early summer are a beautiful site to behold.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 6 - 30 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Trailing
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fragrant

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Bees, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Silver / Gray

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Season: Summer, May, Jun

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Container, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Kitchen Garden
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Medicinal / Therapeutic, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Late Winter / Early Spring, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos