Photo courtesy of Briggs Nursery

Rhododendron Lee’s Dark Purple (Elepidote Rhododendron)

Clusters of dark purple-black buds open to reveal deep violet-purple flowers and a contrasting orange-brown blotch that bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
6 ft tall x 6-8 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant


Zone Zone 5 (H2)
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture