Keepsake Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Keepsake'
Pronunciation: KAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late spring to early summer|
|Mature Size||Upright habit to 4-5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, North American Native Selection, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.