Rhododendron 'Horizon Monarch'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: large (6 x 6 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Nancy Evans' x 'Point Defiance')
Hybridizer: Brockenbrough (1989)
Color Catagory: yellow
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Red buds open to a warm yellow and lighten to almost white at the edges. Small bright red flares deep in the throat compliment each flower on an exceptionally large, upright truss. Large, deep green leaves compliment provide a good backdrop for the floral display.