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Rhododendron 'Peppermint Twist'

Rhododendron 'Peppermint Twist' - Peppermint Twist Rhododendron

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

Interesting Notes:

'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.

Zone:

5

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Pink
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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

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