Bog rosemary is an arctic-tough, garden-pretty, small evergreen shrub. The leaves are narrow 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.
Quick Growing Guide
Botanical Name: Andromeda glaucophylla
Botanical Family: Ericaceae
En français: Andromède glauque
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Water: Need constant moisture
It can be found in acidic bogs and wetlands in nature.
Caring for Andromeda glaucophylla
Plant in a moist, well-drained, lime-free, humus-rich soil in a shady location. The plant is free of disease and insects. It does not require fertilisation or pruning. When grown in an appropriate location, plants spread slowly via suckers. This plant is a subspecies of A. polifolia, but it grows further south.
Andromeda glaucophylla contains grayanotoxin (or andromedotoxin), which is toxic to animals, so you’re not likely to see animals feeding on them! When ingested by humans, it can cause respiratory problems, dizziness, vomiting, or diarrhoea.