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Anah Kruschke

Flowers are widely funnel-shaped, a strong reddish-purple coloring with a deep purplish-red blotch.  Produces ball-shaped trusses of 10-12 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic-shaped with acute apex, wedge-shaped base, glossy & yellow-green.  Has a rounded habit & is heat tolerant.  It also tolerates full shade.  Blooms mid to late spring & reaches roughly 6 feet tall.

Blue Baron

Flowers are broadly funnel-shaped with wavy edges, light violet inside & vivid violet outside coloring.  Produces dome-shaped trusses of 20 flowers.  Leaves are oblong, wavy margins, broadly acute apex, glossy & dark green.  Plant is compact & has mounding growth habit. Protect from winter winds.  Tolerates full sun.  Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

 

Blue Diamond

 Flowers are flat, light purple & unmarked.  Produces trusses that hold up to 5 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic & dark green.  Has dense, fine-branched stems grow vertically & is best in full sun.  Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

Blue Peter

Flowers are widely funnel-shaped with frilly edges & lavender coloring fading lighter towards center with purple blotch.  Produces conical trusses of about 15 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic, have acute apex, rounded base, concave, glossy & dark green.  A vigorous & sprawling plant. Heat & sun tolerant.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 6 feet tall.

 

Bob's Blue

Flowers are funnel-shaped, light violet & held in trusses of 3-5 flowers.  Leaves are small, leathery & dark bronze green in summer turning to maroon in winter.  Has upright growth habit & tolerates full sun.  Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

Colonel Coen

Flowers are widely funnel-shaped with deep purple coloring & dark spots that are held in dome-shaped trusses of 4 to 6 flowers.  Leaves are shiny and wrinkled.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 5 feet tall.

 

Daphnoides

Flowers are two-lipped & light purple with light brown dorsal markings.  Small, round trusses have about 20 flowers.  Leaves are obovate with margins curved under, glossy & dark green. A densely foliaged, tight growing shrub. This plant likes good drainage & summer sun protection.  Blooms mid to late spring & reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

Ebony Pearl

Flowers are broadly funnel-shaped that open soft mauve-pink, fading to white at edges with a ray of reddish-brown spots. Produces conical-shaped truss of up to 19 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic, twisted & coppery green with deep maroon new growth.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 6 feet tall.

 

Edith Bosley

Flowers are openly funnel-shaped with wavy edges & deep reddish-purple coloring at margins shading through purple to reddish-purple in center, with dark red spotting.  Leaves are elliptic, flat, have acute apex & are olive green.  Has a spreading, open habit.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

Ernie Dee

Flowers are bell-shaped, wavy to slightly frilly lobes & moderate purplish-pink coloring with red spots.  Leaves are narrowly elliptic, slightly rugose, somewhat revolute & dark green.  Broad, well-branched, grows twice as wide as tall & tolerates full sun.  Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 1 foot tall.

 

Florence Parks

Notably one of the most hardy purple rhododendrons available. This extremely floriferous mid-season bloomer displays attractive deep purple flowers, creating abundant star-shaped whorls, setting off the exceptionally nice, dark green foliage. Reaches roughly 5 feet tall.

Goldflimmer

Flowers have frilly edges & are pale lilac pink with brownish-yellow flecks on a paler blotch.  Produces trusses that have 9-14 flowers.  Leaves are variegated green & yellow in central bands.  Has a mounding, compact habit.  Blooms mid to late spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

 

Impeditum

Has broadly funnel shaped, small, violet or purple to rose-lavender, rarely white. Inflorescence up to 4 flowered. Has elliptic leaves & a dense, mounded dwarf habit.  Blooms early mid season & reaches roughly 1 foot tall. 

Kabarett

Flowers are broadly funnel-shaped with wavy-edges, light purple coloring with dark red/deep purplish red blotching. Produces ball-shaped trusses that have 12 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic shaped & glossy, dark green colored.  Has open, upright habit, blooms mid-late spring & reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

 

Lavender Frosting

Has small dark green leaves that offset ruffled soft double lavender flowers.  Produces dome shaped trusses that put on an unforgettable show.  Tends to be wide & compact when young, developing into a more upright plant with maturity.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

Lee's Dark Purple

Flowers are broadly funnel-shaped & deep purple with greenish-brown to ochre marks within.  Produces ball-shaped truss of about 16 flowers.  Leaves have a slight waviness, are glossy & dark green.  Has upright growth habit.  Blooms mid to late spring & reaches roughly 6 feet tall.

 

Melrose Flash

Has flashy creamy ivory flowers with broad pink/purple margins with excellent foliage.  Blooms late spring & reaches roughly 5 feet tall.

Midnight Ruby

Has wavy-edged red-purple flowers with a yellow-brown eye that are borne in large trusses. Plants are small with coppery-green leaves that turn mahogany-black in cold weather.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

 

Minnetonka

Flowers are widely funnel-shaped, light purple with lighter center & vivid yellow-green spots on upper lobe.  Produces dome-shaped trusses of 15 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic with acute apex, wavy margins, glossy & medium green.  A dense & spreading shrub.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 3 feet.

Noble Mountain

Flowers are widely funnel shaped with frilly edges, purplish-pink coloring with heavy dark red spotting on dorsal lobe & some strong purplish-red stripes on reverse.  Produces dome-shaped trusses of 15 flowers. vLeaves are narrowly elliptic & dull, olive green.  Has upright, well-branched habit, blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

 

Northern Starburst

Flowers are broadly funnel-shaped with frilly edges, heavily textured, purple, fading inside to light purple center.  Produces dome-shaped trusses that hold 4 to 5 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic that are dark grayish reddish-brown in late winter.  Has a dense growth habit, blooms early spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

Oceanlake

Flowers are saucer-shaped & deep violet-blue, held in trusses of 4-6 flowers.  Leaves are medium green & reddish-bronze in winter.  Has a compact, dense habit. Can be sheared, good to use for low border.  Tolerates full sun, blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 2.5 feet tall.

 

Olin O. Dobbs

Flowers are openly funnel-shaped, waxy, very deep reddish-purple colored with slight brown spotting. Produces dome-shaped trusses of 12 to 15 flowers.  Leaves are narrowly elliptic & has a upright, stiff branched habit.  Blooms mid spring & reaches roughly 5 feet tall.

PJM

Durable variety with small trusses of bright lavender-pink blooms that contrast with mahogany-brown winter foliage color. Stands up to heat as well as cold.  Tolerates full sun & full shade.  Blooms early spring & reaches roughly 5 feet tall.

 

PJM Compacta

An exceptional, early blooming compact form with bright lavender pink blooms. Lends beautiful color to the winter garden with burgundy foliage, providing lovely contrast as the flowers emerge. Among the hardiest of evergreen varieties.  Tolerates both full sun & full shade.  Blooms early spring & reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

PJM Regal

A vigorous form with strong lavender-pink flowers that open early in the season, before 'Elite'. Compact in height, with a more spreading habit. Foliage turns an outstanding purple in the fall. P.J. M. varieties are among the hardiest and most reliable, prolific bloomers of evergreen Rhododendrons.  Reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

 

Polarnacht

Flowers are funnel-shaped & deep purplish red coloring with dorsal lobes spotted dark red.  Produces trusses that have 12-14 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic with acute apex, are flat & dark green. Grows twice as wide as tall.  Blooms mid to late spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

Purple Gem

Flowers are bright purplish-violet & held in ball-shaped trusses.  Leaves are aromatic & rusty olive-green.  New growth is grayish-blue & turns bronze in winter.  A dense, compact, rounded habit that is tolerant of full sun.  Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 2 feet tall.

 

Purple Lace

Flowers are very frilly with deep purple coloring paling in the center.  Has textured glossy green leaves, blooms late season & reaches roughly 5 feet tall.

Purple Splendor

Flowers are broadly funnel-shaped with wavy edges & very deep purple with a large black blotch.  Produces dome to ball-shaped trusses of about 15 flowers.  Leaves are elliptic & dark green with a depressed midrib.  Has an upright, open habit.  Blooms mid to late spring & reaches roughly 5 feet tall.

 

R. Ponticum 'Variegatum'

Narrow green leaves feature a thin white margin making this shrub showy year round. Trusses of purple flowers add to the interest.  Makes a wonderful low hedge, foundation plant or specimen. Evergreen.  Blooms in mid to late spring & reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

Ramapo

Flowers are light violet-purple with no markings & are held in clusters.  Leaves are nearly circular, bluish-green, very aromatic & pale green when new.  Has a dense, compact habit & tolerates full sun.  Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 2 feet tall.

 

Rocket

 Flowers are funnel-shaped, very frilly & vivid reddish-pink colored blotched scarlet red with prominent protruding stamens.  Produces conical trusses with leaves that are thick, glossy, dark green and heavily veined; coppery bronze when new.  Has an upright habit, blooms mid season & reaches roughly 4 feet tall.

Songbird

Flowers are funnel-shaped & violet-blue, held in clusters of 20.  Leaves are small & glossy green.  Has a dense habit & tolerates full sun.  Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 3 feet tall.

 

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