Kalmia latifolia – Mountain Laurel

Kalmia Pink – Mountain Laurel
Clusters of pink buds like cake icing pipings, open to little lampshade-like bells.

This is a relatively unusual plant in Motueka, despite its beauty and suitability to the Tasman soil and climate. There are a few around Motueka, mostly “Pink Charm” pictured here, and also a darker pink and Minuet with a distinctive purple band around the inside of each bell..

Click here to go to the Kalmia latifolia page in Karin’s Garden.