Rhododendron 'Black Eye'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: large (5 x 5 feet)
USDA Zone: 6a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (‘Anah Kruschke’ x ‘Purple Splendour’)
Color Catagory: Purple
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Purple-red flowers open mid May and extend into June. A sister seedling of ‘Red Eye’, this rugged plant stands sun well and blooms young. The flowers have a distinct "black eye" on the upper lobe.