Rhododendron 'Sugar Pink'
Size: 6-9 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: ('Trude Webster' x 'Queen of May')
Color Catagory: pink
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Dark pink buds open to reveal large, 5-inch flowers, openly funnel-shaped, light, purplish pink with pale dorsal spotting. Conical trusses may have up to 12 flowers. Large, 8-inch long, semi-glossy, dark green leaves. Color reminds one of the circus's offering of cotton candy treats.