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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilPeaty
  • Soil pH4.5 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Kalmia genus. This genus contains 6 species of evergreen, summer flowering shrubs. They are grown for their clusters of distinctive, usually cup-shaped flowers. They are fully hardy and will need sun or semi-shade and moist, peaty acid soil. Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Grown for their clusters of distinctive, usually cup-shaped flowers.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or by dropping or by seed in autumn, selected forms by softwood cuttings in summer.

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