i have planted 5 of the dandy man Rhodies here in Spring Texas that's 48 miles north of Houston TX. while all other rhody varieties have suffered and died this dandy man series has thrived , taken 105-108 with no rain, we did water them when the drought-hit here! , and now this winter we had 82 degrees heat followed by the arctic vortex winter storm here for 5 days with record cold freezing rain then 5 inches of snow!!!! well, this dandy-man series said loudly bring it on!! no browned leaves, and they do not look worse for the abuse the arctic front brought to them! so not only do they take record heat and drought, they also have proven their winter hardiness to also be a valued plus for this series, I have flower buds ready for spring and i am looking forward to their spring show! BRAVO DANDY-MAN!!!
Dandy Man® Pink Rhododendron x
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Finally, a rhododendron that thrives in the south!
A unique combination of hardiness, heat tolerance and root rot resistance makes this hyperthyrum hybrid a garden workhorse. Pink flowers adorn this attractive, dark green, well-branched shrub during its early mid-season bloom time. Developed by former American Rhododendron Society President Dr. Leonard Miller.Heat Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 96 InchesSpacing:48 - 96 InchesSpread:48 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
A good choice for foundation plantings, woodland gardens and mixed borders.Maintenance Notes:
Prefers moist, well-drained soils with pH between 5.5-7.5. Apply rhododendron fertilizer in spring. Trim after flowering.Dandy Man® Pink Rhododendron x 'PKT2011'
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Kevin Hugh Perry, Texas, United States, 1 year ago
Heat and cold tolerant. Needs acid soil, so mix pine bark with your soil and mulch with pine bark.Len miller, Oklahoma, United States, 4 years ago