Rhododendron 'Party Pink'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: large (5 feet high x 6 feet wide)
USDA Zone: 5a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (‘Mrs. Furnival' x catawbiense v. 'Album’)
Hybridizer: Leach (1973)
Color Category: pink
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Large flowers, up to 18, form a ball-shaped truss and are a light orchid-pink turning a softer color toward the throat. A prominent yellow flair dominates the upper petal. Large leaves are held for several years. Winner of multiple awards including a Conditional Award, the Award of Excellence, and the coveted Superior Plant Award. A winner in all accounts.