Broad-leaf Evergreen

Kalmia angustifolia

Sheep Laurel

  • Blue-green, evergreen foliage
  • Forms a low, dense shrub at maturity
  • Produces small, rose-pink flowers from June to July
  • Very hardy
Your vision of how other Kalmia look may influence you to envision a much different plant than this radically different Kalmia with blue-green, almost needle-like evergreen foliage that forms a much smaller, low, dense shrub at maturity. Sheep Laurel's closest match for looks might be a mature Rosemary plant with similar size and texture making it perfect in a small garden or rock garden. This Kalmia produces small rose-pink flowers from June into July that are set off perfectly by its foliage color. One of the hardiest plants in cultivation, it performs best in moist well-drained soils with light shade as its preferred exposure and is a great addition to the native shade garden.
Evergreen
Evergreen
Native
Native
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes