Size: 9-12 inch
Growth Habit: large (6 x 6 feet)
USDA Zone: 5b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Color Category: white
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Few rhododendrons make such a statement when flowers open. Mauve-colored buds open white with a prominent dark violet-purple blotch you can see a "mile away".