More About 'Fantastica'
- Clusters of deep rose blooms fade to white in the throat, accented with light citron-green spots
- Glossy leathery green leaves have brown velvety undersides
- Upright, rounded habit
- Yakushimanum cultivar
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time" Mid to late season
'Fantastica' was hybridized by Hans Hachmann, Germany in 1968.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Mars x degronianum ssp. yakushimanun 'Koichiro Wada'
Predominant Flower Colour: Pink
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Fantastica 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.
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average