Rhododendron 'Dorothy Amateis'
Size: 9-12 inch
Growth Habit: large (5 feet high x 6 feet wide)
USDA Zone: 5b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('America' x 'Purple Splendour')
Color Catagory: purple
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Large trusses of dark purple, frilled flowers with an even darker purple eye. Stamen tips are white to provide even more contrast. Olive-green leaves are held upright making it easier to see down the throats of the flowers.