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Kalmia latifolia 'Forever Red'


photo: Adam R. Wheeler, Broken Arrow Nursery

    Origin
  • controlled cross
    Hybridizer
  • Richard A. Jaynes
  • named by Richard A. Jaynes
    Size
  • within 10 years: 2.5 ft x 2.3 ft
    Flower
  • Colour: the flower does not open
    Bud
  • bright red
    Propagation
  • tissue culture
    Year of
  • Crossing: 2000
  • Naming: 2010
  • Introduction: 2011
  • Registration: 2011
    Literature
  • Jaynes, Richard A., 2011: New Mountain Laurel Selections and Inheritance Information. Journal American Rhododendron Society
    Comments
  • The flower buds develop approximately a week after the native laurel and never fully open. However they remain in good condition for at least two weeks after the other mountain laurels have finished blooming. 'Forever Red' has the tight buds of MacLise and the bud color of Raspberry Glow. It is a second generation offspring of theses cultivars.
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