Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus 'Arp') in the Salvias Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Salvia rosmarinus Accepted
Rosmarinus officinalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 -4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 - 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Needled
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2007 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

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Comments:
Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 25, 2014 6:33 PM

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp') is a long-time favorite in the herb garden. In addition to its well-known culinary properties, Rosemary has been used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Rosemary also appears in Greek mythology and in medieval folklore. Native to the Mediterranean and to Asia, Rosemary blooms are attractive to bees. In addition, Rosemary reportedly helps to repel the cabbage white butterfly, bean beetle, carrot fly, Mexican bean beetle, slugs, snails, and some mosquitoes, making it a very useful companion plant for the garden.

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Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Mar 7, 2013 8:33 AM

Arp grows 4' tall and 3' wide. Useful as a culinary herb.

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