Rhododendron 'Sierra Sunset'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: medium (4 x 4 feet)
USDA Zone: 8a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Sunup-Sundown' x 'Lem's Cameo')
Hybridizer: Lofthouse (1979))
Color Category: red
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Difficult to pick a primary color as this contains a blend of red, yellow, orange, and cream all wrapped in each flower. This prolific flowering, compact shrub has glossy, dark green leaves which makes it attractive year-round.