Mountain Laurels




Kalmia latifolia 'Bullseye'

Flowers are cinnamon-purple with a white throat, in clusters, and open from interesting buds. This slow growing evergreen is superb as a specimen, in woodland gardens, as a hedge, and for a background.
 
Height: 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Elf'

Showy clusters of white flowers add glory to these handsome dwarf shrubs. Useful as a landscape accent, informal hedge or border where its flowers can be enjoyed. Good in containers. Evergreen.

Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Water: Regular watering
Blooms: Late Spring to Early Summer
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'

Flower buds are deep, bright red and open to a pretty light pink. Deep green glossy foliage covers this compact growing plant.

Height: 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Galaxy'

Noted for the wonderfully cupped star shaped flowers with white edges and dark raspberry centres in late May. Perfect for foundation use or in groups as a short border.

Height: 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Little Linda'

Generally considered the best of the miniature Mountain Laurels. Foliage is half the size of the species, and in good proportion with the plant. Dark red flower buds open to near white and age to a soft pink.

Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Madeline'

Showy double blooms in spring. This slow growing evergreen is superb as a specimen, in woodland gardens, as a hedge, and for a background.

Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet'

Pink buds open to gorgeous white flowers with a striking maroon-red band around the inside. Glossy, deep green foliage on this compact growing plant. Very easy to grow. Useful as a landscape accent, informal hedge, or border plant.

Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Peppermint'

Masses of white flowers with red candy centres stripes radiate outward like peppermint candy. Very easy to grow. Useful as a landscape accent, informal hedge, or border plant. Evergreen.

Height: 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Pinwheel'

Leathery leafed, broadleaf evergreen. Covered with five-sided, cup-shaped red and white flowers from spring through midsummer. Prefers moist, cool, shaded areas.

Height: 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Red Bandit'

Deep pink flowers with strong maroon banding. The corollas are slightly upcurved.
 
Height: 4 feet
Width: 3 feet
Water: Regular watering, well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Partial Shade to Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Starburst'

Showy, maroon banded, star shaped flowers open in abundance in late spring to early summer. A 'little leaf' variety with a mounded spreading form. Desirable for areas of cool moist soil in full sun to part shade.

Height: 5 feet
Width: 6 feet
Water: Cool, moist soil
Blooms: Late Spring to Early Summer
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





Kalmia latifolia 'Tiddlywinks'

A 'little leaf' selection with medium pink buds opening to soft-pink flowers. The intensity of the color varies with seasons and exposure. Dark green foliage, reddish stems, and a nice branching pattern.

Height: 2.5 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering
Blooms: Spring flowering
Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5




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