Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen shrub, 5-7 ft (1.5-2 m) tall and wide, dwarf form 3 x 6 ft (0.9-1.8 m), thin branches. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 3-5 cm long, margin turned under (revolute), dark green above, resembling rosemary, silky pubescent below. Flowers in dense terminal clusters, 2.5-3 cm wide, pink to red; blooms in fall, winter, spring, sparingly in summer.
- Sun. Well-drained, dry sites - tolerates heat and arid climate. Fertilize lightly, avoid fertilizers with a high content of phosphorus.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Native to Australia, specifically New South Wales and Victoria.
- rosmarinifolia: rosmarini, refering to Rosmarinus, the rosemary genus; and folia, leaves; hence, leaves resembling those of rosemary.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of Wilkinson Hall (26th St.)