Rhododendron x 'Rocket' (H-2)
|Description||Small evergreen shrub, highly valued for its showy flowers. Beautiful, frilly, deep-pink flowers create a stunning contrast against the dark green leaves. Prefers cooler regions. A wonderful accent plant.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing to 4-6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This medium-sized bushy Rhododendron bears startlingly beautiful flowers. It should be used in shrub borders for color and ganged along foundations of the house to provide an attractive transition between structure and garden. Great background for virtually any planting, but best with contrasting foliage for interest when Rocket is out of bloom. Great hedge material for natural, unclipped barriers. Powerful enough to stand alone as a gorgeous single accent.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||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
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.