Rhododendron 'Opal Luster'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: large (5 x 5 feet)
USDA Zone: 8a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (‘Nancy Evans' x 'Percy Wiseman’)
Color Category: white
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Large buds open to reveal 15-16 large flowers reaching three-inches or more. They are widely funnel-shaped with wavy edges, white with a hint of yellow, pale pink edging, small red blotch in the throat, and on the reverse the midribs are a yellow-pink. Handsome looking flower.