Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'
More About 'Blue Peter'
- Clusters of lavender-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers with a dark purple blotch
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Midseason
'Blue Peter' was hybridized in 1930 by Waterer & Crisp, Bagshot, Surrey, England.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: unknown x unknown
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.
Blue Peter 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 Peter' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average