Rhododendron 'Edith Bosley'
More About 'Edith Bosley'
- Clusters of deep purple (one of the darkest purple), trumpet-shaped flowers
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Midseason
'Edith Bosley' was hybridized in 1935 by P. Bosley, Bosley Nursery Co., Mentor, Ohio.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Dexter Bosley #1035 x Lee's Dark Purple
Predominant Flower Colour: Purple
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Edith Bosley 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.
'Edith Bosley' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting