Rhododendron 'Sappho'

Large hybrid rhododendron

  • Flowering Time : May, June
  • Height in 10 years : 3 metres / 9 feet 10 inches

Description

Vigorous open growing shrub. Mid green leaves. Tall trusses of almost flat flowers, ivory white with a large maroon purple blotch. Useful variety for cold gardens. Stays more compact in full light.Fine old hybrid, introduced in 1847.

Flower Months

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Rhododendrons will start flowering around this time, depending on the season, for a week or so.

Hardiness

  • UK Zone : 5
  • RHS Zone : H (Fully Hardy)
  • EGF Zone : H1
  • US Zone : 6
  • Min Temp : -23°C (-10°F)

Hardy anywhere in the UK and moderate parts of Europe such as Holland, southern Sweden, coastal Denmark, favourable parts of Germany etc, moderate parts of NE USA and eastern Canada.