Rhododendron ‘Baden Baden’

red dwarf rhododedron hybrid

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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.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

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

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

Plant Height-Mature: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

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

Seasonal Interest: bright red flowers in spring

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Resistant to: slug, snail

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.