rhododendron 'florence parks'

Size: 3 gallon
  • dark purple, heavy flowering cultivar
  • dark green foliage forms a broad, star-like whorl
  • bloom time: early mid-season 
  • zone 5
  • height 175cm 
  • spread 175cm
  • colour purple
  • rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade
  • any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set
  • plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • evergreen
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)