• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow growing to 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Late spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron im-ped-EYE-tum
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 6, 15 - 17
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasSo low growing, this hardly seems like a Rhododendron, but its luscious purple flowers give it away. It's a natural for filling in the edges of shade gardens, and is perfectly scaled for courtyards and city gardens. A very romantic plant for cottage gardens anywhere. Treat it as a woody groundcover in front of taller plantings. Excellent for disguising the exposed legs of larger acid-loving shrubs. A natural for around the edges of water features and water gardens.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.