Rhododendron augustinii 'Royal Purple'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: large (7 x 7 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: augustinii selection
Color Catagory: purple
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Tough to beat the flower production on an augustinii and this particular selection may top them all. Rich, purple flowers smother this plant each spring and last several weeks. It will get taller then the rated 7-feet as many times will reach upwards to 10-12 feet.