• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Habit
    Blooms:
    Mid- to late spring.
  • Detail
    Plant type:Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Mid- to late spring.
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • 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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Wojnar's Purple was bred before 1960 though not registered until 1990, when famed Connecticut hybridizer Dr. Gustav Melquist took select sepcimens, naming it for the original breeder.