- Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Are you looking for something to brighten your spring garden with unique elegance and showy textured flowers? Then look no further because Ken Janeck Rhododendron can do that and more! This smaller, spring-blooming perennial has exquisite white flowers bordered with multi-stemmed, pale pink flowers, highlighted by leathery, dark green foliage with a thick underlayer of fawn indumentum. This outstanding performer is a multiple-time Rhododendron of the Year award winner and has won many other awards, including the 2002 Cary Award.
Hardy in zones 5-8, this upright, dense evergreen has a low spreading habit and is perfect for borders and beds. Unlike other rhododendrons, Ken Janeck needs no deadheading and is incredibly low maintenance! You can highlight the unique blooms in a small garden or container or plant this shrub in groupings to make a big impact! Its height and spread make it perfect for a half-wall garden border or privacy screen. It also attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, bringing an aura of life into your space.
Ken Janeck Rhododendron Care
This adaptable plant can grow in either full sun or partial shade in an area with sufficient wind protection. Grow it in well-draining soil, rich in organic matter, and with an acidic pH of 5.0 to 5.5. It is essential to note that this plant is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses, so be careful where you choose to plant it. During the first growing season, water regularly, at least twice a week, and then weekly once established, to promote a deep and healthy root system. After the first bloom, feed it with a fertilizer for acid lovers and mulch to keep the root system cool during the summer. In the fall, provide it with a fertilizer formulated for rhododendrons and azaleas. Take care to only fertilize before the end of autumn, as fertilizing afterward can result in spindly growth the following spring.
Remove any spent or dead flowers at the end of the spring blooming season to ensure the number of flowers will remain the same during the following season. If you notice any dead or diseased branches, prune them off at any time except in the winter. If the shrub grows past its designated area, trim it back to a more compact form.
Ken Janeck Rhododendron Spacing
This rhododendron has a mature height of 2-3 feet and a mature spread of 3-4 feet. Therefore, when planting multiples, space them 4 feet away from each other. If planting in a container, choose a large container with plenty of drainage holes and loose, well-draining soil, and place it in a spot protected from extreme heat.
Ken Janeck Rhododendron Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Habit: Spreading, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Mid-May|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Ken Janeck Rhododendron|
|Scientific Name: Rhododendron yak. 'Ken Janek'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.