More About 'Kalinka'
- Clusters of pale purple-pink with a yellow-green blotch
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late midseason
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Morgenrot x Mars x degronianum ssp yakushimanum '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.
Kalinka 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.
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average