Rhododendron 'Plum Beautiful'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: large (5 x 5 feet)
USDA Zone: 6b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Purple Splendour' x 'A. Bedford')
Hybridizer: Greer (1988)
Color Category: purple
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Flowers emerge a wonderful plum-purple with a deep black-purple flare on the dorsal lobe. White stamens create a nice contrast against the darker colors. Foliage is a glossy green.