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
'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.
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
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average