Rhododendron ‘Roseum Pink’

Botanical Name: Rhododendron ‘Roseum Pink’

Common Name:
Roseum Pink Rhododendron

Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Flower: Large trusses of pink flowers cover the plant from late May into June. There is a hint of lavender to the pink. Very showy

Bloom Time: Late spring. Late May to early June

Foliage: Large dark green leaves hold their color through winter

Fruit: A dry capsule that is not showy

Habit: Large, upright rounded shrub. Works well as a backdrop to the garden

Size: 10 to 15 feet tall by 8 to 12 feet wide

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Tends to become leggy if grown in too much shade

Native Habitat: None – hybrid

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Description: Sometime before l85l Anthony Waterer introduced a variety called ‘Roseum Elegans’. Its flower color has been described as rosey-lilac by some and mauve by others. At this time there seem to be various clones of this variety in the trade, some producing flowers that are almost lavender, others a fairly good pink. ‘Roseum Pink’ is probably the best selection for clear pink color. We received our original plants of ‘Roseum Pink’ from Westbury Rose Co. many years ago. It does have a good pink flower that will satisfy most demands unless, as I mentioned in the case of ‘English Roseum’, it is placed next to one of the clear pink Dexters. ‘Roseum Pink’ does have a tinge of lavender to it; however, for an ‘Ironclad’ hardiness this and ‘English Roseum’ are the best. A relatively upright growing plant, it grows a bit fuller and wider than ‘English Roseum’. Dark green leaves make it an excellent foliage plant throughout the year. At Summer Hill Nursery, we consider this our standard pink since we discontinued ‘Roseum Elegans’ a number of years ago.