This strongly-flavored and aromatic herb is popular for its culinary uses (lamb, potatoes, poultry), as well as its medicinal ones (headache, muscle soreness, and depression); the fine-textured gray-green foliage provides accent as well as fragrance in the garden and is often used in potpourris. Oil derived from rosemary is added to perfumes.
A little more upright than Tuscan Blue and more gray, this variety is named for the fact that it was hardy in Arp, Texas and therefore may be slightly more hardy than some other varieties.
Tuscan Blue- a dark green variety that branches well from a pinch, resulting in a shrubby, more rounded habit; to 5′
Barbecue- reportedly a fast grower, the stems of which are sturdy enough to use as skewers which adds flavor to grilled foods.
Prostratus- a trailing variety that meanders over the edges of walls and containers.