These shrubs belong to the same family as the rhododendrons, and need the same lime-free,. They are ideal shrubs planted on a bank where the flowers can be looked at from below. Plant in September, October, April or May.
Kalmia angustifolia, 3 ft., a spreading bush. Its rose-coloured flowers borne in June are not quite as attractive as those of the calico bush.
K. latifolia (calico bush), 8 to 10 ft., one of the finest shrubs, with clusters of pink flowers shaped like spinning-tops in May and June.