Kalmia latifolia 'Kaleidoscope'
Also called Kaleidoscope Calico Bush
More About Kalmia latifolia 'Kaleidoscope'
- Raspberry-red buds open to cinnamon-red flowers with wide, white edges
- Glossy, medium-green leaves
- Upright, rounded habit
- Bloom Time: May to June
'Kaleidoscope' was hybridized ('Sarah' x 'Bullseye') by R. Jaynes of Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, Connecticut and introduced in 1987 by Briggs Plant Propagators, Elma, Washington State, U.S.A.
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 'Kaleidoscope' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils