Irene™ Rosemary

Item #33808


Lovely Color on a Carefree Trailing Groundcover

A gorgeous, fragrant solution to all those touch garden spots!

Plant Patent #9,124. Cultivar name: 'Renzels'.

Imagine a stand of Irene tumbling over a low wall or spreading across the dry, sun-soaked ground in your garden! This tough little garden gem is one of the most ornamental plants around, yet there is no beating its usefulness when sheer coverage (and plenty of color!) is needed. This is the perfect plant for garden walls, pots, banks, or a dry, sunny patch of ground in your garden.

A superb groundcover for hot, dry locations, its habit is low and mounding, only 12 to 18 inches high but spreading vigorously 18 to 36 inches a year. In summer, deep blue-violet flowers arise in great masses. The rich color stays true even in the hottest days, refusing to bleach or fade.

Very deer and pest resistant, Irene™ is a long-lived joy in any well-drained garden soil. Best performance is in full sun. Plant Irene where you crave gorgeous color and thick coverage. The rich violet blue flowers bloom in summer and stay vibrant through heat and drought. Zones 7-10.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosmarinus
Species officinalis
Variety 'Renzels'
ppaf PP#9,124
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 7 - 11
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Mid Summer
Habit Prostrate
Plant Height 12 in - 18 in
Plant Width 18 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Herbs, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Blue, Dark Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 10, 2020

Arrived dead

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Don’t waste your time unless you have lots of it. I ordered about 6 of these. Two arrived outright dead. The rest died in a few days. I called and waited on interminable hold until someone hung up on me. I emailed with photos but received no response.

NP from FL
April 02, 2020

Rosemary Irene

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My three plant arrives dead. I planted them anyway hoping to see new growth. But after two weeks there is only a small piece of green showing on one plant. Thus is unusual from J&P. I us it really receive healthy plants

Judy Coddington from WA

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