Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Early Mid-Season
Plant Height(potential in 10 years): Four Feet
Hardy to: -25
Rhododendron of the Year: 2006 Mid Atlantic
Flower strong reddish purple, openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobed, 1½” across. Flat, ball-shaped truss holds 10-15 flowers. An early bloomer that tolerates sun as well as both heat and cold. Bright green leaves turn a mahogany color in winter, elliptic in shape, 1¼” to 2″ long. Upright, dense growth habit. Grows to about 4 ft. tall in 10 years. Cold hardy to -25ºF (-32ºC). Hybridized by Mezitt.