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PlantFiles: Kalmiopsis, North Umpqua Kalmiopsis, Oregon Kalmiopsis
Kalmiopsis leachiana

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalmiopsis (kal-mee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: leachiana (leech-ee-AH-na) (Info)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive OregonCoastSeth On Feb 22, 2006, OregonCoastSeth from San Diego, CA (Zone 11) wrote:

A very rare plant found only in the road-less, wild and remote Kalmiopsis Mountains of southwest Oregon. Discovered in the 1930's by a female botanist. Related to Rhododendrons. It has a small pink flower and is a low growing shrub. A beautiful plant. It is very hard to find in the wild as well as in personal collections. I have only seen one grown at a private collection. The Kalmiopsis Wilderness is a unique area home to rare soils and many plants found no where else in the world.


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

Ames Lake, Washington

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