Sheep Laurel, Lambkill Kalmia

Kalmia angustifolia

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalmia (KAL-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

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Buckfield, Maine

Centreville, Maryland

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Milford, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Issaquah, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 27, 2017, darknight wrote:

A real pain to get it growing here in Zone 5a/5b.
Tried shade, sun, dry, sandy soil, then peat moss - they just keep dying.
I don't know what to do.
There are conflicting reports on if it like dry or wet soil.
On some sites they claim the plant lives in bogs.
On other sites they say it's a dry and poor soil.
Will keep trying.

Positive

On Mar 19, 2011, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a native plant in Michigan and is hardy to zone 4

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