General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early 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
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

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

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in SoCal.
Date: 2018-12-24
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-03-10
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-05-30
5 to 6 year old woody plant
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-27
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2016-03-01
Plant purchased in bloom - 02/27/16
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-04-14
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-04-14
Location: Fairfax, VA | October 2022
Date: 2022-10-05
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-04-14
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-04-14

Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-21

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: A close look at the foliage in the snow.
Date: 2013-01-02
Location: Photo taken in my garden after a snow fall.
Date: 2012-11-27

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 25, 2014 6:33 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Mar 7, 2013 8:33 AM concerning plant:
    Arp grows 4' tall and 3' wide. Useful as a culinary herb.
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MrsBinWY On May 17, 2019 Potted up
MrsBinWY On January 5, 2019 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On December 29, 2018 Seeds sown
45 seeds from lparkslp (Livingston, packed for 2018) in milk jug @ warm room temp
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