KALMIA

Commonly known as Calico bush

Exquisite little flowers like parasols opening from crinkled buds.

Genus of 7 species of evergreen shrubs from woodland, swamps and meadows in North America and Cuba.

Because of its toxicity, particularly to sheep and goats, care should be taken to prevent access to livestock.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
    Shrubs.
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Full sun
    Where soil remains reliably moist.
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - NB. Toxic to livestock. Leathery leaves and showy flowers in clusters.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    North America, Cuba.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
    humus rich. Mulch annually with leaf mould in spring.
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Buy Varieties of KALMIA

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KALMIA angustifolia 'Rubra'

KALMIA angustifolia 'Rubra'

Calico bush, Lamb kill, Sheep laurel

A low growing shrub which spreads into small thickets. Deep green foliage and rosy-red flowers over a long period

 
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£22.50 each 
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KALMIA latifolia

KALMIA latifolia

Calico bush, Mountain laurel

Calico bush with waxy pink flowers

 
Large
£25.00 each 
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Available from December to January -
KALMIA latifolia 'Bridesmaid'

KALMIA latifolia 'Bridesmaid'

Calico bush, Mountain laurel

Bright pinkish flowers

 
Small
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£17.50 each 
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£40.00 each 
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KALMIA latifolia 'Carousel'

KALMIA latifolia 'Carousel'

Calico bush, Mountain laurel

White flowers heavily marked with bright red-purple inside

 
Small
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£17.50 each 
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£40.00 each 
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KALMIA latifolia 'Minuet'

KALMIA latifolia 'Minuet'

Calico bush, Mountain laurel

White flowers with a deep red band inside

 
Small
£17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
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£40.00 each 
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KALMIA latifolia 'Olympic Fire'

KALMIA latifolia 'Olympic Fire'

Calico bush

Large red buds open to pink flowers. Wavy-edged leaves

 
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£17.50 each 
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£40.00 each 
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KALMIA latifolia 'Ostbo Red'

KALMIA latifolia 'Ostbo Red'

Calico bush, Mountain laurel

Red buds and pale pink flowers

 
Small
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£17.50 each 
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£40.00 each 
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KALMIA latifolia 'Snowdrift'

KALMIA latifolia 'Snowdrift'

Calico bush , Mountain laurel

Smallish pure white flowers

 
Small
£17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
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£40.00 each 
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KALMIA polifolia

KALMIA polifolia

Calico bush, Eastern bog laurel

Bright rose-purple flowers in terminal clusters

 
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£20.00 each 
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KALMIA polifolia 'Newfoundland'

KALMIA polifolia 'Newfoundland'

Calico bush, Mountain laurel

Narrow leaves and bright rose-pink terminal clusters of flowers

 
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£20.00 £10.00 each 
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