These shrubs belong to the same family as the rhododendrons, and need the same lime-free, peaty soil. 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.

Kalmia angustifolia 'Rubra'. Real Jardín Botán...

Kalmia angustifolia ‘Rubra’. Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

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13. October 2012 by admin
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