Its compact form and violet-purple blooms make this shrub a must for the morning sun garden. Add a vibrant burst of color to any rock garden or border. Impressive not only for its color,
but also for its vigorous growth, good disease resistance and great fall foliage color.
Light: Full to partial shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
Zones: 4 to 8
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Rhododendron 'Karin Seleger'
18 - 24"
18 - 30"
24 - 36"
Zones 4 - 8
Small, evergreen, elliptic to lance shaped leaves. Dark green in color.
Open funnel shaped 1 - 1 1/2" across.
Mid to late spring.
Prefers an area that receives morning sun and afternoon shade.
Well drained, humus enriched, acidic soil 4.5 to 5.5 pH.
An extremely hardy evergreen rhododendron that is a cross between Rhododendron impeditum and Rhododendron dauricum. R. impeditum is known for compact dwarf evergreen rhododendrons that exhibits good hardiness and the R. dauricum is deciduous to semi-evergreen rhododendrons that are know for very prolific blooming. The result of this cross is a dwarf rhododendron that has a dense mass of dark evergreen leaves and a multitude of violet purple blooms each spring that covers the petite branches.
Not well suited to plantings under thick tree canopies. Needs good even moisture levels through out the hot summer months.