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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp'

Rosemary, Arp

Arp is a bit more hardy than most other rosemary cultivars. Named for its original home, Arp, Texas, this rosemary has thick grey-green leaves with a slight hint of lemon in its scent.
Rosemary's pungent piney scent does indeed bring back remembrances of things past and is indispensible in the kitchen. It's energy and effects are warm, stimulating and satisfying to the mind and body, being especially helpful for discomforts such as indigestion, rheumatism and poor memory due to coldness and poor circulation. Collect rosemary leaves and flowers to add to your bread, grilled and roasted meats, beans and winter soups. Add rosemary to potpourris, sachets and holiday decorations.

Interesting Notes:

Prefers well-drained, somewhat gravelly soil and will suffer in wet, soggy soil. Prefers alkaline soil. Tender perennial: In zones below 7 bring indoors for winter. Older established plants may survive mild winters when well protected. For container growing, use clay pot large enough to accomodate the roots comfortable and cactus soil blend. To avoid root rot, water only after soil is dry to the touch.

Height: 36-48 Inches

Spread: 18-24 Inches

USDA Zone: 5-10

Color: Green


  • Dried Flower
  • Medicinal
  • Evergreen
  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Squirrel Resistant


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Low Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Dry

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Alkaline, above 7

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others