Kalmia polifolia microphylla
Western Laurel, Alpine Laurel
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
North American natives. Elegant flowering evergreen shrubs related to rhododendron, with somewhat similar showy flower clusters. Notable difference is that each long flower stalk bears a small bud resembling a fluted turban; the buds open to chalice-shaped blooms with ten starlike points. Plants share rhododendron’s need for moist atmosphere and moist, acid, humus-rich soil.Kalmia polifolia microphylla
Native from Alaska to Northern California. Grows to 1 ft. high and 8 in. wide, with spreading branches and erect branchlets. Small leaves are dark green above, whitish beneath. Rounded clusters of 1/2-in., rose to purple flowers bloom in summer. Partial shade, or full sun where summers are cool.
Summer is the season for most yellow daisies, but these European natives bear a profusion of showy dai...
Flower heads to 2 in. wide, borne singly on 1–1 1/2-ft. stems above a foot-wide foliage clump. U...
Native from Alaska to Northern California. Grows to 1 ft. high and 8 in. wide, with spreading branches...