Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp'
Pronunciation: rohs-ma-RY-nus oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss
|Description||More cold-hardy than most, it quickly forms an upright hedge of aromatic needle-like foliage that has a very good flavor for culinary use. Profuse clear-blue flowers provide additional landscape value. Well-suited to regular pruning for small topiaries. Evergreen.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Blooms||Spring through summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Edible|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Rosemary is a fabulous aromatic herb for arid gardens. It is a beautiful foundation shrub that provides year around coverage of utilities and footings. The plant is a staple for banks, and both cut and fill slopes where it thrives in full sun with express drainage. Add it to the Mediterranean parterre garden as a hedge or single specimen. Treasured for parterres in the French or Italian style. Naturalizes in hot dry climates to add interest to native plantings or international xeriscape composition. Belongs in every kitchen garden, veggie plot and herb garden. Rosemary makes an excellent potted plant, particularly in terra cotta for porch or patio.|
|Companion Plants||Lavender (Lavandula); Bay Laurel (Laurus); Pomegranate (Punica); Fig (Ficus); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)|
|Care||Thrives in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid excess winter moisture. Needs little care; can be fertilized lightly in spring. Prune to maintain desired shape.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10
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