Kalmia latifolia Little Linda (Mountain Laurel)

This dense, evergreen shrub features ornate clusters of dark pink buds in spring that open to crisp white flowers then mature to pink on foliage of shiny, dark green leaves. Slow growth rate. Dwarf habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Red buds open to reveal blazing flame-red flowers on this heavy bloomer. Green foliage is disease resistant and turns red in the fall. Upright/erect form.

Blooms early to mid spring
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
Deciduous
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant

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Sweet, pink, heart-shaped flowers are contrasted against feathery blue-green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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This graceful multi-stemmed evergreen shrub features remarkable arching red stems bearing creamy white-and-green mottled foliage that are accented with shades of scarlet and purple in fall above drooping clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers. Slow growth rate.

Blooms spring
3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Clusters of deep fuchsia flower buds open to reveal pink blooms with a contrasting pink-red blotch on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which remains attractive into the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5-6 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear corrugated leaves with a bright yellow centre and dark green margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Prairie Fire’.

Blooms late summer
1.5 ft tall x 3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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Clusters of lavender flowers with a contrasting purple-black blotch bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which keeps its colour in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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