Mountain Laurel, Spoonwood Kalmia latifolia

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Botanical Name:

Kalmia latifolia

Family:

Ericaceae

Genus:

Kalmia

Species:

latifolia

Common Name:

Mountain Laurel, Spoonwood

Seeds Per Pound:
14,000,500
Quantity:
1.96 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
880
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
95%
Height:
6-9 feet
Collection Locale:
Pennsylvania
Crop Year:
2017
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

 

In Stock: 1.96 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
1 gram
$18.50
10 gram
$39.95
1 oz
$69.50
1 lb
$695.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Add moisture.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days. Stratify by surface sowing seeds on moist, tamped, soil in trays and place trays in cold for 60 days. Keep moist.
Germination: requires light for germination. Place trays with stratified seed in light, keep moist. Can be germinated on living moss.
In a Nutshell:
* Kalmia latifolia , commonly called Mountain-laurel or Spoonwood , is a species flowering plant in the blueberry family, Ericaceae , that is native to the eastern United States . Its range stretches from southern Maine south to northern Florida , and west to Indiana and Louisiana . Mountain-laurel is the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania . It is the namesake of the city of Laurel, Mississippi (founded 1882). more...
* A lovely evergreen plant for cool, acid, woodsy conditions such as rhododendrons like, 1" flowers in rounded clusters at branch tips, each flower hexagonal, generally pink, sometimes white, red, or purplish, the tips of the stamens are tucked into little notches in the petals, and when a bee lands, they spring free and powder the pollinator with pollen, native to eastern North America. more...
* Requires an acid humus-rich soil, succeeding in part shade or in full sun in cooler areas. Prefers almost full sun. Dislikes dry soils, requiring cool, permanently moist conditions at the roots. Succeeds in open woodland or along the woodland edge. Plants are very cold-hardy, tolerating temperatures down to about -30°c. A very ornamental plant. more...