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Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'


photo: Adam R. Wheeler, Broken Arrow Nursery

    Origin
  • controlled cross
    Hybridizer
  • Richard Jaynes
    Size
  • within 10 years: 4.0 ft x 4.0 ft
    Habit
  • compact
    Flower
  • Colour: opening near white and age to pale pink
    Bud
  • brilliant deep red
    Foliage
  • Colour: glossy dark green
    Year of
  • Naming: 2001
  • Introduction: 2006
  • Registration: 2009
    Literature
  • Westhoff, Julia, 2007: Kalmia - der perfekte Blütenstrauch für jeden Garten, in: Deutsche Baumschule 2/2007, S. 26 ff, Haymarket Media GmbH & Co KG, Braunschweig
  • Jaynes Richard A., 2005: New plants for 2006; Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'. American Nurseryman. Dec. 15
    Comments
  • excellent disease resistance, alternative to 'Olympic Fire', a breeders fee is asked
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