Rhododendron 'Mardi Gras'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: dwarf (30 x 30 inch)
USDA Zone: 5b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (degronianum ssp. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x 'Vanessa')
Color Category: white
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Flowers open in stages so one is treated to a color display of dark to light pink flower buds and the snowy white flowers, some with light pink highlights. Dark green pointed leaves have indumentum underneath and take most cold winters in stride.