Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans'
More About 'Roseum Elegans'
- Clusters of rosy-lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers with a purple blotch age to pink
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late midseason
'Roseum Elegans' was hybridized by A. Waterer prior to 1851.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: catawbiense hybrid
Predominant Flower Colour: Lavender
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Roseum Elegans 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.
'Roseum Elegans' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting