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Rhododendron 'Ingrid Mehliquist'

More About 'Ingrid Mehliquist'

  • Clusters of light pink buds open to pale pink to white, trumpet-shaped flowers with red flecks
  • Glossy, leathery, green leaves have brown, velvety undersides
  • Spreading, rounded habit
  • Yakushimanum cultivar
  • Group: Elepidote
  • Bloom Time: Late midseason

Interesting Notes:

'Ingrid Mehlquist' was hybridized/introduced by Mehlquist in 1994 

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Besse Howells x degronianum ssp. yakushimanum

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.

Zone:

5

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Ingrid Mehliquist 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.


'Ingrid Mehliquist' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Spreading
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting