Virginia Richards Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Virginia Richards' (H-3)
|Description||Small compact evergreen shrub, highly valued for its large trusses of showy pink and apricot tinted flowers - beautiful contrast to the dark green leaves. Prefers cooler regions. Very effective as an accent.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Rhododendrons are powerful contrasts against deep-green foliage. They bring light to dark corners while in bloom, and then offer a mass of rich deep-green foliage the rest of the year. Plant along fence lines and walls. Use as a foundation plant around entries and porches where it gets high visibility. Ideal for hedges that separate front yards and block the view of the driveway. A natural in forest and woodland gardens needing a touch of drama.|
|Companion Plants||Pair this soft colored rhodie with delicate Yaku Princess Rhododenron, (Rhododendron x 'Yaku Princess'), Dawn's Chorus Azalea, (Azalea x 'Dawn's Chorus'), Chandleri Elegans Variegated Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Chandleri Elegans Variegated') and Black Tulip Magnolia, (Magnolia x soulangiana 'Jurmag1').|
|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.|
|Lore||Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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