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Rhododendron 'Purple Passion'

#PP9981

Rhododendron 'Purple Passion' - Purple Passion Rhododendron

More About 'Purple Passion' (PP9981)

  • Clusters of dark purple, trumpet-shaped flowers with a light purple throat
  • Glossy, leathery, green leaves
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Group: Elepidote
  • Bloom Time: Mid-spring

Interesting Notes:

'Purple Passion' was hybridized by Blough.

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: 'Purple Splendour' x 'Catalgia'

Predominant Flower Colour: Purple

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:

Purple (deep)
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Purple Passion 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.


'Purple Passion' (PP9981) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen