Rhododendron ‘Edith Bosley’

hybrid rhododendron

Outstanding Qualities

Large trusses of rich purple flowers flushed magenta and with a darker flair crown this rhododendron cultivar in springtime. R. 'Edith Bosley' is very similar to the popular R. 'Purple Splendour' but is hardier and has larger blossoms. Dark, glossy green leaves are evergreen.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: cream, silver, gold

Great Color Partners: bronze, dark green, chartreuse

Culture Notes

This rhododendron is easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Plant it in rich well-drained or sandy soil in a location with full sun to light or open shade. Rhododendrons are shallow-rooted plants requiring regular watering during dry weather. Faded flowers can be removed to give a cleaner look and new growth can be pinched to help make young plants bushier. Adult root weevils can chew on their leaves, but this is less of a problem on plants that receive more light and regular watering.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: purple

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering