Rhododendron 'Purple Passion'#PP9981
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
'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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting