Hellikki Rhododendron - Rhododendron x marjatta 'Hellikki'

Broadly rounded evergreen grown for its profuse, enchanting purple red flowers in late spring. Handsome deep green foliage with silvery underside contrasts well with blooms. Developed by the University of Helsinki, Finland for its extreme hardiness.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Hedge
Foundation
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Zen
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
48-60"
Spread: 
48-60"
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Fall Colour
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
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Prefers moist well drained slightly acidic humus type soils. Can add peat moss, bark mixtures. If in alkaline soils acidify with aluminum sulfate. Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary. 

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