Rhododendron obtusum 'Amoenum'
Size: 9-12 inch
Growth Habit: dwarf (3 x 3 feet)
USDA Zone: 6b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Color Category: red
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Though the official color is wine-red there certainly is shades of purple in it too. Small, funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers cover this plant each spring and seem to become more abundant year after year. Equally small leaves turn a rich mahogany color in winter.