Horticulture Report

Kalmia microphylla_Mountain LaurelPlant Name: Kalmia microphylla
(Note: The kalmias are very poisonous!)

Common name: Alpine laurel, Bog Laurel, Swamp-laurel, Western bog-laurel
Plant type: Dwarf Shrub
Height:   6-24 inches
Bloom Time: May – September
Flower Color: Pink to Rose Purple
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Requirements: Moist, humus, acidic soil, low nitrogen
Water Needs: Average to Wet
Attributes: Native, Alpine

Habitat: Forested Meadows, Subalpine, Alpine, Wetlands
USDA Zone: 2-8