Rhododendron 'Red Eye'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: large (5 x 5 feet)
USDA Zone: 6a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Anah Kruschke' x 'Purple Splendour')
Color Category: purple
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Trusses of dark red-purple with a prominent green-gold eye. As the flower ages the eye changes to red. Glossy medium-sized leaves. Tolerates heat and sun better than many other cultivars.