Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionArp' Rosemary is more than just ornamental; it's edible too! This rosemary is the hardiest of all rosemaries and can survive winters even in zone 6. The fragrant, resinous foliage adds aroma to all sorts of dishes. The purple flowers are edible as well. It naturally grows as a compact upright shrub, but can be pruned to be a low hedge or even topiary or bonsai. Plus, it's highly resistant to deer and rabbit damage, making it easy to grow and enjoy.DetailsBotanical name: Rosemary 'Arp' Common name: Rosemary Zone: 7 - 10 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-6' X 2-4' Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Greenish Black Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Spring Features: Space savers, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant ground covers, fragrant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Alpine & rock, container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces, under planting, edibleHow To GrowSoil: Any soil will do, though good drainage is imperative. Thrives in dry and poor soils. In clay soils, be sure to plant "high," with the base slightly above the soil line. Light: Full sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Low to average. Quite drought tolerant. Spacing: 4 ft Fertilizing: Little needed. If the plant was severely set back by winter weather, apply a general-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Nothing special is required in zones 7 and warmer; if attempting to overwinter in zone 6, plant must be kept dry in winter. Site in full sun and avoid drips from overhangs. Maintenance & pruning: Trim as needed to maintain shape; harvest branches or sprigs any time.
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4 Reasons to Add Herbs to Your Garden This Year
Herbs aren’t just for storing in your kitchen pantry; they have their place in your garden too! At Great Garden Plants, we are huge fans of adding herbs to the garden. Whether you harvest them for cooking or not, we’d still enthusiastically choose to grow them!
I bought two to see if they really would survive and thrive after a cold Santa Fe, NM winter. They are doing nicely so far in the warm spring weather. Waiting to see though. Stay tuned!
I’ve been wanting to buy a new rosemary since the one I had was killed by Hurricane Ian last year. This time I’ll be planting it in a huge pot with a wheeled plant stand so I can move it easily. All the different plants I ordered were well packaged and arrived with minimal damage to them. I watered them, cut off the leaves that were damaged and they are doing great. In a day or two they are being planted in pots on my garden.
C.N. (New York)
Smells super good and is thriving. The leaves are bigger than standard supermarket rosemary.
I love it
I bought 2 rosemary plants and 2 lavender plants. All 4 slowly died. My flower bed is thriving with the exception of the plants i bought from this place. I emailed to let them know and never heard back.