Rhododendron Cotton Candy Ericaceae
Cotton Candy Rhododendron ro-doe-DEN-dron
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, upright, spreading habit, vigorous grower, to 6-10 ft (1.8-3 m) tall. Leaves 15 cm long, dark green. Flowers pastel pink of varying intensity with red spotting, openly funnel-shaped, frilly edges, about 13 cm across, fragrant; in conical clusters (trusses) of 12-18 flowers.
- -0o F, midseason; quality rating: 4/4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]
- Does well in full sun.
- Developed from a cross of 'Loderi Venus' x 'Marinus Koster'; hybridizers J. Henny & Wennekamp, 1958.
- Corvallis: Central Park, northeast of west turf area.