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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 17, 2018 11:23 AM CST
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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
May 17, 2018 3:09 PM CST
It is majorly mislabeled, which is probably why it was on the discount rack. This is Andromeda polifolia which is a pretty little low growing bog plant that looks to me like a cross between rosemary (the leaves) and a blueberry in bloom (pink bell shaped tiny flowers).
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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
May 18, 2018 7:08 AM CST
If this is it, very very pretty. Never have seen or heard of it before. Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice'
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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
May 19, 2018 2:42 PM CST
Hi Terri, yes, that's it, Andromeda polifolia. I think it's very pretty and it would make a great low hedging around a flower bed, IF (big if) it will thrive in ordinary garden conditions. I'm going to plant it in my bog garden (it seems to like moist soil) and I think I'll get a second pot of it (if still available) and plant it in my more "ordinary" garden soil in the veg to see if it really suffers from drier conditions or tolerates it. If it does well, I'm thinking of starting cuttings and using it as I said, to edge a bed, like you would tiny box or lavender.
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