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Bog Rosemary, Common Bog Rosemary, Marsh Andromeda 'Blue Bog'

Andromeda polifolia

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Andromeda (an-DROM-eh-duh) (Info)
Species: polifolia (po-lee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Bog

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Reston, Virginia

Ames Lake, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 28, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This beautiful species is easily propagated commercially but difficult to grow under ordinary garden conditions. At garden centers, it jumps off the shelves, but it rarely performs well in the long term unless you have a cool acid bog in which to grow it.

Neutral

On Jul 28, 2016, 000hlala from Ames Lake, WA wrote:

beautiful when blue. mine is turning green for some reason. would appreciate any help to get it back to blue. thanks!

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