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An upright growing Rosemary, 'Alcalde Cold Hardy' is a very cold hardy selection with wide, olive green leaves and a mid-spring display of pale blue flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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Surviving the cold!
We have an area in our landscape that's too extreme for most plants. The plants we purchased from High Country have always been the hardiest plants for tough spaces. I wanted a rosemary that...Read complete review
We have an area in our landscape that's too extreme for most plants. The plants we purchased from High Country have always been the hardiest plants for tough spaces. I wanted a rosemary that could handle the freezing temperatures we get in this space. The plant is faring very well and we've been into single digits, it's outside uncovered. It will be awesome to have fresh rosemary year round. Great cultivar for the area. HCG has done it again!
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have planted this rosemary for 3 years, i like it's color, form, fragrance, and flavor. has grown well for me as an herb garden annual, and container plant that is brought in...Read complete review
have planted this rosemary for 3 years, i like it's color, form, fragrance, and flavor. has grown well for me as an herb garden annual, and container plant that is brought in for the winter. however i have not had one survive a zone 6 newengland winter yet, i may try and use a rose cone over one this winter for a lil added protection.but if you don't mind replanting it every year or bringing it in for the winter it is a great cultivar.
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buy, performed beautifully in Zone 5B maine
from Durham, ME
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Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Alcalde Cold Hardy:
great in my raised beds zone 5b - would grow again any day - just not so many - my friends are all saying no more rosemary!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Frost Farm
from Rinconada NM
About Me Master Gardener
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Hardy? Not Hardly. Even in my zone six garden with protect
By eight ball
from North Granby, CT
It did not survive Zone 6 winter
from Springfield, MA
About Me Professional Landscaper
Died in the winter after the first summer
from Bucks County, pa.
Delivery was fine butI wish it had survived the winter. Protected it with pine needles but sadly it didn't help
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Wintered over in the house
from Wellsville, NY
Cooking, love the smell of it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By VA Gardener
from Keswick, VA
I was disappointed that this plant did not survive the winter.
Cold Hardy is relative
from Boston MA
The rosemary was planted with other herbs in a large window box and was lovely for the summer. Wehave had a very cold February. Even though the "potting shed" where the herbs winter was heated, the temperature occasionally dropped below freezing. I think all three rosemaries, inluding the Alcalde got too cold. I am trying tobring them back--we'll have to see. It was a very strange winter.
Indeed this rosemary is cold hardy
By C the gardener
from Burnet, TX
In addition to being cold hardy, it is deer resistant.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not a Hardy Rosemary
from Littleton, Co. (southern Denver suburb)
This variety had an excellent root system with mulch and winter protection from winds, did not survive 5 to 10F. Not recommended for Colorado above 4000'
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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