Rhododendron ‘Baden Baden’

red dwarf rhododedron hybrid

Outstanding Qualities

This excellent low and compact rhododendron erupts in spring with bright red, waxy flowers with a darker center that heightens the red glow. The dark green foliage is shiny with an attractive slight puckering. It is the best and hardiest of the low red rhododendrons.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, cream, purple, white, yellow

Great Color Partners: bronze, burgundy

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: mounding shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: red

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

Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering