- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: slow to average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This is a free-flowering rhododendron that looks a picture in late spring and early summer. It is one of the new breed that has attractive foliage colour - emerging with a bronze flush before turning green. It is the undersides of the leaves that are really special though, being a deep pinkish red that offsets the flowers perfectly.
- Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.