Arctic-tough; garden-pretty. Bog rosemary is a small shrub. The leaves are narrow and inrolled with white hairy undersides. A sharp tip on the leaves distinguishes this species from Kalmia polyfolia (bog sheep laurel), another small ericaceous shrub which can occur in the same habitat. Bog rosemary has pink, bell shaped flowers.
Botanical Name: Andromeda glaucophylla
Nom Français: Andromède glauque
Bloom colour: Pink | Red | White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5 | Summer - Zone 5
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (50 cms)
It grows well in hardiness zones: 3 to 6
Acid bogs and wetlands
Water requirement: Need constant moisture
Well drained, acidic
Requires a well-drained, moisture-retentive, lime-free, humus- rich soil and a shady position. Plants spread slowly by means of suckers when they are grown in a suitable position. This plant is considered a sub-species of A. polifolia, but with a more southerly range.
Spread: Up to 90 cm
Bog rosemary contains grayanotoxin, which when ingested may cause respiratory problems, dizziness, vomiting, or diarrhoea.
Native to Canada
Styling and Use
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