Rhododendron 'Watermelon Fizz'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: dwarf (2 x 2 feet)
USDA Zone: 8a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (全eaview Sunset' x 'Koichiro Wada' x 'Crest' x macabeanum)
Hybridizer: Fujioka (1998)
Color Category: pink
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Vivid dark pink buds open to reveal a bi-color flower with striking dark pink margins along its ruffled edges. This color gives way to a light, creamy pink down into the throat. Foliage is very dark green with pointed tips. A wonderful, dense dwarf for warmer gardens.