Looking Glass Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Looking Glass' (H-2)
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Rhododendrons are largely found in the Himalayas and other mountains of Asia as well as some species in temperate North America.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A fiery rhodie for interest to evergreen forested settings. Use it to draw the eye deep into a spring garden. Save for high profile foundation planting beneath windows where the flowers will sit right at the sill for indoor and outdoor viewing. Close up locations to outdoor living spaces bring the rose-like flowers up close. A beauty in mixed shrub borders or to add zest among cool colored perennials.|
|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, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|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