Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice' is: Evergreen. This hard-to-find ericaceous shrub forms a neat mound of tough narrow almost needle-like leaves that are a striking ice blue in color. I had a couple of green ones in the front of my yard and one eventually died. And 6' x 5'! Related to our common heather, Bog Rosemary carries clusters of beautiful pale pink, bell-shaped flowers in early Summer and is very attractive to bees and butterflies. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. A low evergreen shrub rarely more than 1 1 ⁄ 2 ft. high, whose slender, glabrous, wiry stems are clothed thickly with stiff, hard-textured leaves; young wood pinkish. Looks like it like it there. Due to its low spreading habit reaching 2 to 3 feet tall and wide it also is a great addition to rock gardens, beds and borders and containers. Hot spell is coming on Thursday and I still need to move a few things. Andromeda polifolia. Surcharge areas: Isles, Highlands of Scotland and Northern Ireland, Andromeda polifolia Blue Lagoon - 1 shrub Great by water features, edging for the border. Thus, these plants usually enjoy good drainage at the rootzone, but constant moisture and cool conditions. Lined the holes with plastic? (But I noticed Wayne can also grow Opuntia cacti in Zone 5 --outside, so he's a much better gardener than I am.). I think the peat is for acidity and the sand for drainage. Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) is a small, native evergreen shrub with blue-gray foliage which produces small pinkish flowers in spring.It grows in bogs in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. I'm not as worried about soil acidity and drainage as I am about the plant drying out. I wonder if Wayside has exclusive rights to it. Oct 8, 2016 - Explore Alan Jolliffe's board "Andromeda polifolia 'Compacta'" on Pinterest. Picture from the mid-May.{{gwi:261578}}. The U.S. Department of Agriculture established the standard by whi… A low growing shrub, Andromeda polifolia Blue Lagoon is an attractive evergreen with grey-blue foliage similar to common Rosemary, albeit inedible. Thanks Ron, I'll take good note. A raised bed would be great. I'm not sure that the drainage is important. Habit. Get 'em in and watered before the heat comes back.). I have a little sandy soil mix left over from a Daphne. As someone else pointed out, true bogs (where this species lives) are sunny, acidic, moist AND well drained. Shrubs; Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice' Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice' Bog rosemary. this week they are featuring the blue ice bog andromeda, and they say it should be planted in full sun to part shade, perfect for those wet areas that are too wet for other plants, ammend soil with peat moss to create acidic pH. It hasn't bloomes for me yet, but it looks happy where it is. The needles are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. Artikelnummer: 33430. I also killed ledum groe. I think the key is to abandon the idea of "replicating" bog conditions at home...". Delivery height incl pot 10 - 15 cm - Delivered as pot plant 77 pcs in stock. (A fascinating idea!) I lined the 'Blue Ice' planting holes with plastic and punched a few holes so they would drain slowly when it rained or I watered them. These sturdy miniature shrubs amaze everyone with their overwhelming flowers in early spring - loads and loads of dainty, pinky-white flower clusters. Ensure the pruning is complete before the Andromeda Blue Lagoonsets its buds for the following spring's bloom. U heeft geen artikelen in uw winkelwagen. Rock Garden Quarterly. I promised earlier up in this post to stop back in to report on how my Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice' plants did in their raised bed of well-aged manure mulched heavily with wood shavings. I planted three of them a year or two ago (I must have too many plants if I can't remember). I just bought the "beautiful at the nursery" plants in 1 gallon pots. Due to its low spreading habit reaching 2 to 3 feet tall and wide it also is a great addition to rock gardens, beds and borders and containers. A couple of years ago, I asked a question on this very forum concerning Ledum groenlandicum and I remember Jonathan telling me about this famous sphagnum bog. I bought two of these at least ten years ago. See more ideas about plants, bog garden, shrubs. The needles are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. Thanks for recommending it. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect. This thrives in the wild here in truly boggy areas. Thanks for the advice. Plant in sun or part shade. As you pointed out, shrubs n bulbs, it does grow in bogs, after all. A09798 - Andromeda Blue Lagoon Prune Andromeda Blue Lagoon right after it blooms and before it sets fruit. Jul 24, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Gabriel Willey. 'Blue Ice' bog rosemary is cultivated from a plant native to much of northern Canada. Bei der Rosmarinheide handelt es sich um eine Pflanze mit schwindenden Vorkommen in der Natur. Blue Ice Bog Rosemary, Bog Rosemary. They're saying 'Blue Shadow' is a better, more vigorous cultivar. A nurseryman friend of mine has Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice' growing in full sun in a slightly raised bed with great drainage. Works best on a slight incline. If the 'Blue Shadow' is more vigorous than 'Blue Mist' that would be an improvement. Blue Ice Bog Rosemary will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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