Showy Blooms in Spring til Fall! - Conversation Piece Azaleas are renowned for their stunning, multicolored blooms. You get unique pink flowers that stand out against rich dark green foliage. These are broadleaf evergreens, so they keep their green foliage all year. However, this plant's claim to fame is its huge, striking pink...
Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' Dwarf, low, compact mound shape, growing 2–5″ a year. Masses of tiny blue-purple flowers in May. Very small blue-green leaves turn bronze in winter. New growth is bluish green. A Guy Nearing hybrid, sister to Rh. ‘Ramapo’. (-18°F, UM). Rhododendrons prefer rich, humusy, acidic soil that drains well. Sandy or dry soil, as well as heavy clay, should be amended before planting by adding peat moss, peat humus, or compost.
Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What
These perennials are super tough! They will last through the harshest conditions, including drought and poor soil. Check out our favorite power perennials that are perfect for beginning gardeners. These low maintenance flowers and blooms easily thrive.