Rhododendron 'Blue Baron'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: Dwarf ( 2 x 2 feet)
USDA Zone: 6a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Gletschernacht' x 'Waltham')
Color Catagory: purple
Bloom Time: May
Comments: violet buds open to flowers with the same vivid color on the outside and a lighter shade of violet on the inside. Glossy, green foliage in summer and bronze in winter. Nice compact dwarf.