Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice'
This evergreen shrub prefers cool temperatures and consistently moist soil. We bought two verdant specimens at our local Home Depot this spring, and without consulting reference resources, planted them in our sun-baked front perennial border. Even though we had plenty of rain, their leaves proceeded to turn rusty-brown, and decidedly dead. Luckily, the plants themselves survived, and put out new leaves. I replanted one of them in a pot set in our big pond's filtration bog, where its growth medium, a mixture of milled sphagnum moss and chick grit, remains wet all the time. The other one remains in its original position; it's too early to tell how they'll fare...
||bog rosemary; marsh holywort
||moist, acidic soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Edna||Apr 28, 2009||THank you so very much for having this information available. My daughter gave me two of these plants...no information on them...didn't know whether they were just perennial plants or bushes, and didn't know where to plant them..was going to put them in my rock garden, but the area gets very hot, full sun over half of the day..so now I'll put them in a more shaded area..Thanks so very much (I had looked up the name in every garden book I had, but could not find the name listed)|
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