Rhododendron Hybrid Blue Peter

 

Distinctive large frilly lavender blue flowers with a prominent purple flare in a tight conical truss. This stunning plant flowers during May and is well branched. It does benefit from pruning after flowering when young but will make a brilliant specimen. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.

 

Plant in moist acidic well drained soil. Partial shade, Hardy. Provide a winter mulch for added protection.

 

General Rhododendron Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot, if the Rhododendron is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Rhododendron and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Rhododendron is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.