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A relative of rhododendrons, Kalmia latifolia is an evergreen shrub, bearing clusters of pale pink flowers which open from crinkled, dark pink buds. It makes a good planting compantion for heathers.
For best results grow Kalmia latifolia in moist, slightly acidic soil, in full sun. Mulch annually with well-rotted leaf mould. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Plant type: Evergreen shrub
Flower colour: Pink
Foliage colour: Dark green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Flowering period: May to June
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