Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Bonus Blue: Rhododendron Faisa
As long as we're talking blue rhodys, this is Faisa, a small lepidote, reaching no more than four feet tall, that is sort of a lavender-blue at best (not as blue, certainly as Bluenose), but is nevertheless a VERY nice small rhody, just covered with flowers, and very healthy appearing. It has R. minus parentage, and is therefore both heat and cold tolerant, with very clean looking foliage. I have it planted in front of an Autumn Moon Japanese maple, in a shady corner, and underplanted with grape hyacinths.