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The variety of rhododendrons is really huge so that you can keep track, we share our 50 favorite rhododendrons with you.

The rhododendron is so diverse that you can quickly lose track of it. Within the various rhododendron species that we have compiled for you here in detail, there are in turn countless varieties that have arisen from breeding. So that your garden can also be equipped with the best and most beautiful rhododendron varieties, we offer you a small list of favorites. Below you will find particularly beautiful rhododendron varieties that we would like to share with you.

Tip: You can find a particularly large selection of a wide variety of rhododendrons here at the H. Hachmann tree nursery in Barmstedt.

Rhododendron varieties: the best large-flowered hybrids

The large-flowered hybrids are characterized by particularly large leaves and flowers that shine in beautiful colors in May and June. In addition, they are hardy, have good growth, and are very easy to care for.

  • Amber Kiss: late flowering variety; lush, amber-colored flowers; relatively new variety; is characterized by particularly compact growth; Growth height up to 400 cm
  • Anastasia: Blooms from the end of May to mid-June in dark pink, with the inside of the petals being slightly lighter than the outside; Growth height up to 120 cm
  • Azurro: Flowers dark purple from late May to mid-June; the inside of the petals is veined in red with velvety black spots; Growth height up to 120 cm

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

  • Amber Kiss is a relatively new variety [Photo: Hachmann Nursery]
  • Balalaika: Blooms in June in orange-yellow with a pink border; Growth height up to 70 cm
  • Baritone: Blooms in May in violet with wine-red pattern and black-violet markings; Growth height up to 190 cm
  • Berliner Liebe: Blossoms in bright red in May; Growth height up to 140 cm
  • Amber: flowers in yellow-pink with conspicuous orange speckles; Growth height up to 120 cm
  • Hans Hachmann -EU-S-: pure white flower, the dark purple-violet border with wine-red-yellow markings; Growth height up to 130 cm
  • Rhododendron Blue Peter: light lilac / pink flowers; deep red markings on the upper petals; Growth height up to 120 cm
  • Brigitte: White petals with pink back; Growth height up to 100 cm
  • Catawbiense Grandiflorum: pink flowers with pinkish-red spots; Growth height up to 40 cm; strong growing variety
  • Cherry Kiss-EU-S-: late-blooming; deep red color; very profuse flowering; relatively new breed; Growth height up to 140 cm

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

Azurro blooms from late May to mid-June

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

The amber variety grows up to 120 cm high

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

  • Cherry Kiss-EU-S- is a relatively new breed
  • Belami: flowers inside and outside rosy white; widespread cherry-red markings; Good winter hardiness down to –22 ° C; Growth height up to 120 cm
  • Cunningham White: Large white flowers; grows up to 2 m high; Flowering in early summer (May); is particularly suitable as a hedge plant; INKARHO
  • Dramatic Dark ® EU Ⓢ: dark purple flowers with a purple center and black eye; Growth height up to 100 cm
  • Erato -S-: blood-red flower; Growth height up to 140 cm
  • Furnivall’s Daughter: Light pink flowers with dark red spots; Growth height up to 150 cm
  • Germania: Flowers pink from mid-May to early June; the petals are wavy on the edge; Growth height up to 150 cm
  • Gold crown: yellow flowers with red-brown spot; Growth height up to 90 cm
  • Gomer Waterer: Flowers from the end of May to mid-June, first purple-pink and then pure white with a light purple border and yellow eye; Growth height up to 130 cm
  • Hachmann’s Charmant -S-: Particularly late flowering variety (flowering only in late May / early June); particularly hardy (down to -26 ° C); three-colored flower in red, pink, and white; compact growth up to 150 cm

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

  • June fire: Blooms in June in fire red with the yellowish eye; Growth height up to 150 cm
  • Madame Masson: White blossom with yellow spots; Growth height up to 160 cm
  • Marcel Menard: dark to purple-violet flowers with green-brown markings; Growth height up to 140 cm
  • Midnight Mystique: late flowering variety; two-tone; outside deep purple with white center; is very trendy; Growth height up to 140 cm
  • Nova Zembla: Considered to be very robust and hardy; becomes over 2 m tall; large pink to red flowers with dark ornaments
  • Olin O. Dobbs: purple-red flower with the dark eye; Flowering period from late May to mid-June; Growth height up to 160 cm
  • Polar night: hybrid variety with the darkest violet flower color with black-violet markings; Growth height up to 150 cm
  • Red Jack: flowers from May to June; deep red flowers with black and red markings; Growth height up to 200 cm
  • Roseum Elegans: Flowers pink from late May to mid-June; Growth height up to 140 cm
  • Taurus: blooms in bright red from mid-May to early May; Growth height up to 140 cm

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

Rhododendron varieties: the most beautiful yakushimanum rhododendron hybrids

These hybrids are also characterized by striking large flowers but grow much more compact than the large-flowered hybrids. The bushes, which grow only about 1 m high, are densely covered with pastel-colored flowers during flowering. The hybrids tolerate both sunny locations and calcareous soil. The leaves have felt-like hairs on the underside.

  • Aniline: Pink to red flowers with a light center; Growth height up to 110 cm
  • Apollonia: white flower with a hint of pink and red-brown spots; Growth height up to 100 cm
  • Arabella: bright pink flowers with red spots; Growth height up to 100 cm
  • Prom Queen: pink-white flowers with dark markings and a wavy flower border; Growth height up to 110 cm
  • Edelweiss: pink buds and pure white flowers; Growth height up to 90 cm
  • Fantastica: pink flowers that turn almost white inside; Growth height up to 140 cm

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

  • Flava: the flower is creamy yellow on the inside and creamy pink on the outside; Growth height up to 90 cm
  • Pillow: ruby red, with fading purple-pink flowers; Growth height up to 35 cm
  • Golden melody: creamy yellow flower with the green eye; Growth height up to 140 cm
  • Yak. Goldprinz -S-: Flowers golden yellow; Flowering period from the beginning to the end of May; Growth height up to 70 cm
  • Kalinka: pink flowers; Growth height up to 100 cm
  • Percy Wiseman: Multi-colored salmon pink to creamy yellow flowers that lighten as they bloom; Growth height up to 130 cm
  • Pricilla: Bright red flowers with a green eye; Growth height up to 70 cm
  • Rendezvous: salmon-pink flowers with red spots that are lighter on the inside; Growth height up to 90 cm
  • Rosita: purple-pink flowers with yellow-green eyes; Growth height up to 140 cm
  • Snow crown: pink flowers that turn snow-white when they bloom; Growth height up to 100 cm

Rhododendron varieties: the 50 most beautiful varieties for the garden (overview)

  • Snow cloud: white flowers with a wavy border; Growth height up to 110 cm
  • Silver cloud: flowers change color from light pink to silvery-white in the course of flowering; Growth height up to 90 cm
  • Trinity: white flowers with the green eye; Growth height up to 90 cm
  • Yaku Queen: White flowers with pink buds and pale yellow eyes; Growth height up to 100 cm

Tip: Regardless of the variety, rhododendrons need enough nutrients to produce their beautiful flowers. We recommend a primarily organic fertilizer with long-term effects such as our Gardender organic hydrangea fertilizer. This is the perfect choice for your rhododendron and contains an extra portion of iron.

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