Rhododendron 'Blue Baron'
More About 'Blue Baron'
- Clusters of near-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers with lavender throats
- Glossy, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Lepidote
- Bloom Time: Early midseason
'Blue Baron' was hybridized in 1981 by E. V. Mezitt, Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Gletschuernacht x Waltham
Predominant Flower Colour: Near-blue
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Blue Baron 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.
'Blue Baron' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)