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Conradina verticillata 'Rocky Top'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Garden

Conradina verticillata 'Rocky Top'

Cumberland Rosemary

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Item #: 758

Zones: 6a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


$16.00
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This federally threatened central Tennessee/Kentucky native can be found naturally growing in sandy streamside soils that are seasonally inundated. Conradina verticillata 'Rocky Top' has so much garden value, we feel it should be in every garden where conditions allow. Forming a 6" tall x 4' wide specimen in three years, Conradina verticillata resembles a rosemary that's been run over by a steamroller. The prostrate woody stems are adorned with rosemary-like, fragrant leaves. Starting for us in early May, the stems are smothered with a mass of mauvy violet flowers. Good drainage is a key to success, so we have our plants perched atop a rock wall, where they can cascade. Our offering is an exceptional clone, propagated by cuttings.