Bog Rosemary

Andromeda glaucophylla

Andromède glauque

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.

Bog rosemary contains grayanotoxin, which when ingested may cause respiratory problems, dizziness, vomiting, or diarrhoea.


Its natural habitat is, Acid bogs and wetlands.


Caring for Bog Rosemary

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.

It is happiest in Well drained, acidic

In terms of water, Bog Rosemary needs Need constant moisture