Rhododendron 'Ring of Fire'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: medium (4 x 4 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Darigold' x 'Idealist')
Hybridizer: Thompson (1970)
Color Category: yellow
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Orange-red margins with yellow cascading down deep in the throat make this truss shine bright in a landscape. A hybrid of Willard and Margaret Thompson of Waldport, Oregon and selected by the by both Flower & Garden and American Horticulturist as an outstanding rhododendron introduction, also on the cover of the American Rhododendron Society's Journal. Recognition it truly deserves.