Rhododendron x 'Daphnoides' (H-2)
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Design Ideas||Few hybrids can compare with this mass of purple bloom. Great as an accent for a single-color focal point or with other shrubs that blossom in less striking colors. Livens otherwise dark shaded realms of the garden. Dense growth is ideal for cover-ups, along fences, footings and the edges of outdoor steps. Perfect for filling in beds and for under edges of large conifer drip lines.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Gift Plant|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8