Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel'
Also called Carousel Calico Bush
More About Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel'
- Lavender buds open to white flowers with an intricately patterned, cinnamon-purple band
- Glossy, medium green leaves
- Upright, rounded habit
- Bloom Time: May to June
'Carousel' was hybridized by R. Jaynes of Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, Connecticut and introduced in 1982.
Mountain Laurel Growing and Maintenance Tips
Mountain laurel grows best in a well-drained, acidic soil with consistent moisture until it is established. They are moderately drought tolerant. They show their best, flower colour in full sun, however, they will take some shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Some winter sun protection is recommended to prevent winter burn.
Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils