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Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans'

More About 'Roseum Elegans'

  • Clusters of rosy-lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers with a purple blotch age to pink
  • Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some fall colour
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Group: Elepidote
  • Bloom Time: Late midseason

Interesting Notes:

'Roseum Elegans' was hybridized by A. Waterer prior to 1851.

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: catawbiense hybrid

Predominant Flower Colour: Lavender

Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.

Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.

Zone:

5

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

150-175 cm

Colour:

Pink

Roseum Elegans Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips

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.

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'Roseum Elegans' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen