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ANDROMEDA Flower

ANDROMEDA

ANDROMEDA Flower

The most popular species of Andromeda is known to botanists as Pieris

floribunda. It is an American evergreen. with leathery leaves and dense racemes of white flowers , appearing in April. The height is commonly 3 to 4 feet . Another

beautiful species is Japonica with tufts of creamy bells in abundance. There is a variety called variegate (or ele gantissima).

The only true distinct species of Andromeda is polifolia, a shrub growing about 1 foot high with pink drooping flowers in late spring, and evergreen leaves, a native of our peat bogs. It requires a moist site and a peaty compost Propagation is by seeds sown under glass when ripe, also by layers in autumn. The layers root very slowly. Andromedas thrive best in a position where they are not exposed to hot sun.

Pron. An-drommy-da.


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