Conradina verticillata

Cumberland Rosemary

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Pot Size: 3.5" pot

Plant Description

Cumberland Rosemary is a very rare plant known only from several counties in Tennessee and Kentucky where it grows on gravelly river banks which are seasonally flooded then left high and dry in the summer. The plant looks like a semi-prostrate juniper growing about 12 inches tall and spreading several feet. Its leaves are semi-evergreen and look like those of Rosemary. They are wonderfully and strongly scented as you would imagine a wild Rosemary and can apparently be used like Rosemary in cooking. Lavender-blue flowers appear in midsummer. Grow Cumberland Rosemary in well-drained soil or pure sand in full sun. Use it for its fine bristly texture where a low plant is needed. It would be very effective at the edge of a retaining wall where passersby might brush against the foliage, releasing its pleasant scent. It is federally Threatened. USFWS PRT# - TEO68568-0.



Container plant

Rain Garden

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Difficult or tricky to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition


Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


3.5" pot


less than 12




Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer

Typical Height





5, 6, 7, 8