Elepidote Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Vulcan'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Vulcan
Hybridized by Waterer
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Coos Bay, Oregon

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Lakewood, Washington

Port Orchard, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 7, 2011, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I agree. The clearest, truest red I've seen so far in a rhodie. Beautiful leaves also. I LOVE this one!

Positive

On May 24, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant is vigorus and survived a winter that was brutal to the other Rhododendrons. It is a vivid true red, hard to find in a Rhododendron.