Virginia Richards Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Virginia Richards' (H-3)
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|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, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|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').|
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: 6-9