Kalmia angustifolia f. candida

Sheep Laurel

Plant Type:


Kalmia angustifolia f. candida – This less common form of Sheep Laurel flowers with corymbs of white cupped flowers in late June. Blue-green matte finish leave set oppositely whorl up the stems to the flowering event. This shrub will colonize but slowly over the course of time. Wood with age becomes gnarly and twisted providing often ignored interest. This characteristic would make a long term Bonsai effort worthwhile. Evergreen. Good naturalizer for the woodland garden in acid, moist soil in dappled to morning sun. Best kept out of hot afternoon exposures or leaves will burn. This is a poisonous plant which accounts for another common name: Lambkill Kalmia. We've had trouble pinning down the actual USDA hardiness range of this plant but suffice it to say it is hardy to at least minus 30F and likely colder. Cutting grown.

From Bill B. (CT) on 4.3 2014

Received my Kalmia angustifolia f. candida today in excellent condition. They are nice size plants. I wasn't expecting such large plants. I am looking forward to purchase more when they come available. Thanks again Wayne. Bill B.




24-36 in


36-42 in




(3)4 to 7(8)
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
KALMANCA Kalmia angustifolia f. candida (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $24.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Kalmia angustifolia f. candida

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Interesting Bark

  • Gnarled
  • Twisted

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Labyrinth
  • Collector Plant
  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Natural Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Foundation
  • Bonsai Candidate
  • Ground Cover
  • Rock Garden
  • Heath / Peat Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Organic
  • Moist
  • Woodland
  • Fertile
  • Acid
  • Humus Laden


  • Eastern North America