Rhododendron 'Florence Parks'
More About 'Florence Parks'
- Dark purple, heavy flowering cultivar
- Dark green foliage forms a broad, star-like whorl
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Early midseason
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: 'Roseum Elegans' x 'Olin O. Dobbs'
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.
Florence Parks 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.
'Florence Parks' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils