Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bog Rosemary

Bog Rosemary
Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophyllaBreton Blue

This is probably one of the most frustrating plants to grow in the garden (for me at least). If the conditions are the least bit not to their liking they are not going to grow. They like peat bog conditions and those are to come by in Connecticut. This particular cultivar was discovered on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and was named by Summer Hill Nursery of Madison, Connecticut.

It is a beautiful groundcover that flowers in May. This type has really blue foliage and pink bell like flowers. It only grows to 8 inches tall and is very, very hardy. Maybe I should just treat it like a biennial. That would ease the pain a little when the plants die out for no apparent reason.

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