Rosmarinus officinalis Arp

Arp Rosemary

Blue Rosmarinus officinalis Arp, 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
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Evergreen
Evergreen
Edible
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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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)
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, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Evergreen, Edible, Low Maintenance
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.
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Fragrant (5)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
  • Patio (4)
  • Garden (3)
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(6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The plant that that is shipped is a seedling in a 5" pot.

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from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • May grow into a large palnt is a few years.

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

    Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Arp:

    I was mislead by the photos on your website into believing I was shipping 36x36 size plants to a friend. Unfortunately, what arrived are seedlings in a 5" deep pot. This is very misleading to a consumer who is not an avid gardener. Perhaps a disclaimer on the photo would help. Beyond disappointed.

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    5.0

    excellent plant

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    from outside abq

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about High Country Gardens Rosmarinus officinalis Arp:

      gets big fast

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Survived its first winter, but small

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      from Zone 7a/7b, Maryland

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Hardy

      Cons

      • Slow Growing

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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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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A nice evergreen plant, and great seasoning for lamb

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        from Smith Valley, NV

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Herb garden

          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 abq

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • 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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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good bloomer

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            from Hampshire Co, WV

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Patio
              • Pool Area

              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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              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Healthy and vigorous plants

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              from Greensboro, NC

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors
                • Patio

                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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