Rhododendron 'Virginia Richards'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: medium (4 x 4 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ([wardii x 'F.C. Puddle] x 'Mrs. Betty Robertson')
Color Category: pink
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Depending on when this rhododendron was observed during the blooming season I could have also put "yellow" as the primary color! Large buds initially open pink with a crimson blotch and then turn yellow with the same colored blotch. Dark, glossy leaves are densely packed on this "two for one" treat.