Rhododendron 'Arthur Bedford'
Size: 18-24 inch
Growth Habit: large (6 x 6 feet)
USDA Zone: 6b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (mauve seedling x ponticum)
Hybridizer: Lowinsky (before 1936)
Color Catagory: blue
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Large trusses composed of open, funnel-form flowers with ruffled edges are mauve to lavender blue with a distinctive dark blotch. Dark, glossy green leaves may reach 7-inches long. A vigorous plant with a tolerance for full sun exposure. Commonly sold as R. 'A. Bedford'.