Rhododendron 'Love Poem'
Size: 18-24 inch
Growth Habit: dwarf (3 x 3 feet)
USDA Zone: 6b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Silk Ribbon' x [degronianum ssp. degronianum 'Exbury' x 'Mrs. J. G. Millais'])
Color Category: lavender
Bloom Time: March
Comments: dark pink-purple buds open to a pink lavender with large spots on the dorsal lobe. As the flower ages it will fade to cream with an overlay of green, finally maturing to a cream with purple spotting. Leaves are a rich green.