Keepsake Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Keepsake'

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40429
Dark bluish green glossy foliage. Raspberry red buds open to abundant Burgundy Wine blooms with a thin white edge. Blooms about a week later than most other varieties. A partial shade woodland edge is an ideal location. Flowers are a nectar source for pollinators and evergreen foliage provides shelter for birds.
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Botanical PronunciationKAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityUpright habit to 4-5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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