Rhododendron ‘Baden Baden’
red dwarf rhododedron hybrid
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 NotesThis 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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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