Zones: 2 to 7
Light: Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Early spring
Height: 12″ to 24″
Spread: 24″ to 36″
As the name suggests, Blue Ice Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia ‘Blue Ice’) is a small evergreen native shrub with blue leaves that thrives in wet conditions and doesn’t mind the cold.
Although the name implies that it’s part of the rosemary family, it’s actually a cousin of heather and is not edible.
In fact, Bog Rosemary is poisonous so make sure you don’t get it confused with the herb.
During the winter, it’s needle-like leaves add texture to your garden. And the blue really stands out against the snow.
Then the unusual pink blooms arrive in early spring to add another pop of color.
It only has one requirement: That you keep it well watered.
Plant as a ground cover or border plant to add winter interest and structure to your garden.