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Author Topic: Kalmia procumbens  (Read 1371 times)

Roger Fellows

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Kalmia procumbens
« on: April 30, 2021, 01:59:24 PM »
First of all, thank you for accepting my application.

I have to confess that I am not a plantsman or gardener. My current obsession is with moths ( very few species eat your clothes ).

I would like to acquire/grow Kalmia procumbens because Broad-bordered White Underwing, Anarta melanopa, is attracted to it.

The moth is a montane species occurring mostly above 1,500'. The plan is to grow Kp in my S Cumbria garden and take it on Scottish expeditions.

If anybody has seed or plants they are happy to sell, I should be most grateful. If I manage to obtain seed I shall need planting instructions, so advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks very much,          Roger


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Re: Kalmia procumbens
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2022, 06:02:36 AM »

If you are still looking, you can find it here:
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

ian mcdonald

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Re: Kalmia procumbens
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2022, 04:23:04 PM »
Roger, I am wondering why you want to take the plant to Scotland?

Vinny 123

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Re: Kalmia procumbens
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2022, 08:41:55 PM »
The proposal would be illegal, surely, if I understand this correctly as a proposal to plant K. p. in "the wild", or even on property that somone does not own?

There are also the phytosanitary reg's to be reckoned with if importing seed.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2022, 08:45:59 PM by Vinny 123 »


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Re: Kalmia procumbens
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2022, 11:51:23 AM »
To flush out the moth, presumably you could just bring the plant to likely places in its pot ;)
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