- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 6 - 8
The dark pink buds of the Mardi Gras Rhododendron open to reveal pale, purplish-pink flowers with dark pink highlights around the edges. The flowers grow in bunches for a truly spectacular look. While the blooms are the showstopper, the Mardi Gras Rhododendron has unique and noteworthy foliage. Glossy, deep green leaves have a reddish-brown indumentum that gives the foliage a felt-like texture.
This broadleaf perennial has a dense, spreading form. Feature this shrub in a bed, mass planting, or border. At 3 to 4 feet tall, the Mardi Gras Rhododendron is smaller than many other cultivars, but it is perfectly sized to create a low hedge or foundation planting. The showy blooms will stand out in a bed or mixed perennial planting. This low-maintenance plant grows in USDA zones 6 through 8.
Mardi Gras Rhododendron Care
Select a spot that receives 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. The Mardi Gras Rhododendron prefers afternoon shade. Use rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Rhododendron plants have shallow roots, so frequent water will keep new plants lush and healthy. Established plants do not need regular water but water during a dry spell.
Fertilize Rhododendron using a balanced plant food each spring. Deadheading is unnecessary, and the shrub can be shaped as needed after the flowers die back.
Mardi Gras Rhododendron Spacing
The Mardi Gras Rhododendron has a woody, branching structure that will reach 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide. Shrubs can be planted 3 to 5 feet apart to create a hedge or continuous planting.
Mardi Gras Rhododendron Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Pale, Purplish-Pink With Darker Edge|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Mardi Gras Rhododendron|
|Scientific Name: RHODODENDRON `MARDI GRAS`|
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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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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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.