Rhododendron 'Peppermint Twist'
More About 'Peppermint Twist'
- Clusters of red buds open to pink,trumpet-shaped flowers with white throat in the spring
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves
- Dense, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Early midseason
'Peppermint Twist' was hybridized by J. Thornton and introduced by Dr. L. Millar in 1992 (hyperythrum x 'Princess Elizabeth')
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: hyperythrum x Princess Elizabeth
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.
Peppermint Twist 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.
'Peppermint Twist' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average