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Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Kalmia
                        Specie: polifolia

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2 ft (0.6 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, acidic soil in dappled shade

Features: Narrow dark green leaves; rosy purple flowers in spring

Uses: Underplanting Woodland gardens Damp sites Beside water features

Zones: 3-9

Description: This species is from northeastern America. It is a low wiry shrub to 24 in (60 cm) with narrow leaves, dark shiny green above and glaucous beneath; bright rosy purple flowers are carried in large terminal clusters in early spring. In its native habitat

Growth Habit: Low wiry habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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