Rhododendron 'Smokey #9'
Size: 12-15 inch
Growth Habit: large (6 x 6 feet)
USDA Zone: 6b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Burgundy' x 'Moser's Maroon')
Color Category: purple
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Large buds open to dark purple flowers with prominent purple-black eye. White anthers highlight the dark colors even better. Green, heavily-veined leaves complete the picture.