September Song Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'September Song' (H-3)
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|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; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.|
|Design Ideas||A fiery hot rhodie can be seen from a long way off to add depth and 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 exotic colors to close range. A beauty in mixed shrub borders or to add zest among cool colored perennials.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Stunning Spring Flowers|
Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures and shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8