Conradina verticillata

Cumberland Rosemary

$ 11.95

Item #: 1060
Pot Size: full quart


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.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Rain Garden

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Difficult or tricky to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Sandy,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

less than 12

 

 

 

Flower Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Typical Height

12in

Spread

30in

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8