Rhododendron x 'Rocket' (H-2)
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 4-6 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|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