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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

Interesting Notes:

'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.

Zone:

5

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Purple
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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

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen