Double Shot® Grape Azalea
Double Shot® Grape Azalea
Rhododendron 'RLH1-14P14' Plant Patent #24,751Item #41203 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
This compact reblooming azalea displays large, attractive, single, red-purple flowers twice a year! The vigorous, rounded habit with dense, dark green foliage exhibits better heat and cold tolerance than other varieties. A showy border, informal hedge, landscape accent or container accent. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Compact, RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Blooms in spring, repeating in late summer.Flower color:PurplePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Fern (Woodwardia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Camellia (Camellia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This new cultivar originated from a planned breeding program conducted by Robert Head and Lisa Jones Head in Long Creek, Oconee County, S.C. The objective of the breeding program is to create new compact evergreen Azalea plants having dense growth habit, large attractive flowers, flowers with good temperature tolerance, consistent remontant flowering during the spring, summer and autumn, good garden performance in high and low temperatures. The new plant originated from a cross-pollination made in 1996, of Rhododendron hybrida 'Robin Hill Congo', not patented, as the female, or seed, parent with a proprietary selection of Rhododendron hybrida identified as code number RLH-1600-AC, not patented, as the male, or pollen, parent. The new Azalea plant was discovered and selected as a single flowering plant within the progeny in a controlled greenhouse environment in Long Creek, Oconee County, S.C. in 2000.Lore:Though they are widely known as azaleas, azaleas are actually a specialized group of plants under the genus Rhododendron.