Japanese Lavender Heath - Andromeda pol. 'Blue Ice'
Lavender Heath Blue Ice is a compact, evergreen garden plant that is striking for its grey-green flowers. Lavender Heath blooms in April-May with small, pink flowers arranged in clusters. This garden plant likes an acidic soil and can therefore be combined well with heather plants in the bed, but is also suitable as a pot plant on the balcony or patio.
Planting lavender heather with a little peat
Andromeda polifolia Blue Ice is hardy and prefers sun or partial shade in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. To maintain the acidic soil environment, use plenty of garden peat when planting and add a little extra peat every spring. After flowering, prune back only lightly to maintain shape.
Andromeda polifolia Blue Ice has many possibilities
As this garden plant flowers quite early in the season, it is a good idea to plant it before the rhododendron. In May and June you will then be rewarded with a splendid display of flowers. If you want to keep things a little quieter, the colour combination of the lavender heather is also very nice with blue creeping juniper In this case, the lavender heather stands behind the juniper to give a nice build-up of height differences in your flower bed. The small, pink, bell-shaped flowers that contrast beautifully with the blue-grey leaves make the Lavender Heath Blue Ice a lovely looking ornamental shrub in your garden.
Buy Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice'
We recommend buying about 6 - 8 plants for one square metre.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the lavender heather 'Blue Ice' all year round.