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Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire'


photo: Dipl.-Ing. Odo Tschetsch

    Synonym: M 14
    Parentage
  • Female: Ostbo Red
    Origin
  • seedling
    Hybridizer
  • John Eichelser
    Size
  • within 10 years: 4.5 ft x 4.0 ft
    Habit
  • upright
    Flower
  • Colour: near white fading to pink
    Bud
  • red
    Foliage
  • Shape: wavy, dense
  • Colour: glossy
    Shoot
  • purplish red
    Propagation
  • cuttings are easy to root, favoured variety of container growers
    Year of
  • Crossing: 1966
  • Introduction: 1978
  • Registration: 1982
    Awards
  • 2002: AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society)
    Literature
  • Jaynes, Richard A., 1997: Kalmia, mountain laurel and related species, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
  • Katalog Hachmann
  • Westhoff, Julia, 2006: Empfehlenswerte Kalmia Sorten, in: Gartenpraxis 12/2006, S. 34 ff, Verlag Eugen Ulmer Stuttgart
    Comments
  • leafspot resistant
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