Rosmarinus officinalis 'Irene' is a spreading, mounding rosemary with sapphire blue-violet flowers that is sure to add beauty and interest to any waterwise garden.
Rosemary is a popular landscape plant that adds a vibrant look to any garden or outdoor space. With its origins from the Mediterranean region, Sapphire Spreader Rosemary is a drought tolerant, semi-prostrate evergreen shrub that is low maintenance.
Sapphire Spreader Rosemary is great for hot and dry locations and is attractive as a ground cover on banks or slopes. This rosemary also looks stunning in raised beds or patio planters where the fragrant foliage can cascade over the edge. Rosemary ‘Irene’ can be featured in a variety of landscape design styles such as coastal gardens, rock gardens, Mediterranean or herb gardens. Plant in a pollinator-friendly garden where the rich blue-violet flowers will attract butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects in late winter to early spring.
Sapphire Spreader is a beautiful and fragrant rosemary. The aromatic, bright green needle-like leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis 'Irene' can be used as a flavorful culinary seasoning. Its strong, distinctive scent is desirable for essential oils and aromatherapy.
A rosemary with many names, this Sapphire Spreader was originally patented under the cultivar name ‘Renzels’ in 1995 and marketed under the trademark name ‘Irene’. The botanical name, Rosmarinus officinalis, has been reassigned to the Salvia genus and is now known as Salvia rosmarinus. Whichever name you prefer, this spreading rosemary with vivid blue flowers is sure to be a pleasing addition to your garden.