Rosmarinus officinalis Arp

Arp Rosemary

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36" tall x 36" wide. Arp is a very cold hardy Rosemary. It has a stiff upright growth habit and a mid-spring display of light blue flowers. Released by the National Aboretum. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 82672

Details

36" tall x 36" wide. "Arp" is a bushy growing cultivar with stiff upright stems and soft blue flowers. "Arp" has proven itself to be a cold hardy selection, extending the use of Rosemary beyond the mild winter areas of coastal CA and the Southwest. A great choice for hot walls and corners and other areas that get intense reflected heat. Plant in combination with other heat-loving plants like Zauschneria arizonica, Lavandula, and Calylophus and Yarrow. Released by the National Arboretum. (cutting propagated)

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SKU 82672
Common Name Arp Rosemary
Botanical Name Rosmarinus officinalis Arp
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen
Edible Yes
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Rosemary must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.
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4.6

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  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Hardy (5)
  • Fragrant (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Attractive (3)

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  • Garden (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Patio (3)
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4.0

Survived its first winter, but small

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from Zone 7a/7b, Maryland

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Arp:

    I moved to Maryland (zone 7) from warmer climes and missed my rosemary. Research suggested Arp had the best chance of surviving the winters, which are really unpredictable here. I planted two in the lawn last spring (lightly amended soil, full sun) and watered them through their first summer.

    They did survive the winter, although it wasn't a particularly harsh one. They're growing, but very, very slowly compared to what I'm used to from rosemary. I don't know if it's the cultivar, the conditions, or what, but I hope it eventually gets big enough to pick some.

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    5.0

    A nice evergreen plant, and great seasoning for lamb

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    from Smith Valley, NV

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Arp:

      Still a small plant, but basically bullet (and bunny!) Proof. Hardy so far this winter. I bought it for convenient fresh rosemary, but if it continues to do well I will get more for evergreen shrubbery.

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      4.0

      So far so good

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      from Outside albuquerque

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        • Patio
        • Pool Area

        Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Arp:

        Using in a very dry hot area. Slow growth but doing well, haven't been through a winter freeze yet.

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        5.0

        Good bloomer

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        from Hampshire Co, WV

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Arp:

          ARP rosemary is a rich dark green and blooms profusely--large blue flowers. Healthy, no problems, tolerate bad soil and drought. We have had multiple plants along retaining walls without added water or care. However, last winter had severe, windy, wet weather and they didn't survive. I plan to replace them.

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          5.0

          Healthy and vigorous plants

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          from Greensboro, NC

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Arp:

            I live in zone 7b (North Carolina) and trying to establish Rosemary in my patio garden. These Arp Rosemary plants arrived in excellent condition. They were green and ready to plant.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            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.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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