Plant ID forum: Kalmia latifolia

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crittergarden
Jun 22, 2012 9:52 AM CST
My friend says this is a miniature rhododendron.
It's only about knee high.
When I deadheaded it later, the flower heads were sticky.

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krancmm
Jun 22, 2012 11:44 AM CST
Looks more to me like Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel, maybe cultivar 'Elf' http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...
Monica
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crittergarden
Jun 22, 2012 12:08 PM CST
That's what it is!
Thanks.
I didn't THINK it was a rhodie.....
Tho the leaves made me wonder.
Never seen a mini rhodie, so had to wonder.
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Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
Jun 22, 2012 2:39 PM CST
Mountain Laurel is a relative of Rhododendron. And there are mini selections of rhodies, like PJM, but the flowers are all typical Rhododendron. You have a very attractive plant. I lived too far north to grow Kalmia and now I live too far south. It's one of those Goldilocks plants with a fairly narrow growing range. Smiling
Monica
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crittergarden
Jun 22, 2012 2:42 PM CST
It's in the yard of a friend of mine - I'll pass that along to her along with the botanical name!
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