Rhododendron 'Summer Wind'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: medium (4 x 4 feet)
USDA Zone: 6b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Golden Gala' x 'Summer Peach') *
Color Category: pink
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Saucer-shaped flowers are pink with a cinnamon-colored blotch against deep green foliage. *Jim Barlup introduction with Parentage above, but after flow cytometry was found to have the ancestors 'Broughtonii', 'Pink Pearl', 'Gomer Waterer', 'Phyllis Korn', and 'Summer Peach'. Interesting that 'Golden Gala' is not among the above. Whatever the parentage, a rhododendron worth having in your garden!