Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple blooming in garden next to metal garden art Close up of freckled Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple flowers with resting bee Sea of lavender Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple flowers in greenhouse Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple blooming in front of Cytisus
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Joe Parks
USA

DANDY MAN® Purple

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

'LAVJ2011'

USPP 26,976

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Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple blooming in garden next to metal garden art Close up of freckled Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple flowers with resting bee Sea of lavender Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple flowers in greenhouse Rhododendron Dandy Man Purple blooming in front of Cytisus
  • Disease resistant
  • Hardy
  • Evergreen
Description

Very disease resistant. Dandy Man® Purple rhododendron is a hard-working hybrid from Joe Parks that has proven itself hardy in Maine and New Hampshire. You'll love the rich purple blooms, but you will really appreciate the R. pseudochrysanthum genes which give it an extremely high level of phytophthora resistance. Pretty and tough, this shrub delivers!

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 4 - 8'

Width 4 - 8'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes Quick Turn

Soil Cool, acidic soils with abundant organic matter and good drainage are required.

Pruning Little required, but may be trimmed after flowering if desired.

Uses Foundation plantings; mixed borders; specimen; hedging; landscaping.

Growing Tips Flowers well even in shaded conditions.