Rhododendron 'Mary Fleming'
More About 'Mary Fleming'
- Clusters of cream flushed blooms with light purplish-pink, trumpet-shaped flowers in the spring
- Glossy, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Lepidote
- Bloom Time: Early midseason
'Mary Fleming' was hybridized/introduced by Guy Nearing.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: (racemosum x keiskei) x keiskei
Predominant Flower Colour: White
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Mary Fleming 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.
'Mary Fleming' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting