3′ -10F ML -/-/-
Deep green leaves cover this wider than tall plant. The frilled, funnel-shaped flowers are deep purple-red with a spotted deep red dorsal lobe, held in trusses of 12-14 flowers.
After the name of each rhody or azalea, we have listed a series of numbers. First is the size of the plant in 10 years. Then, hardiness ratings in degrees Fahrenheit. Bloom times in our area:
- VE- Jan-April 1
- E- April 1-May1
- EM- May1-May15
- M- May 15-June1
- ML-June 1-June 15
- L- June15- July 1
- VL- July 1- Aug
Our descriptions also include American Rhododendron Society ratings when possible. The three numbers (i.e. 3/4/4 ) rate the flower, plant, and performance in the garden. A ‘5’ is an excellent, but uncommon, rating. ‘3’ ratings are common, but a lower rating does not mean the plant is not worth growing. ‘-/-/-‘ indicates a rhododendron that has not yet been rated by the ARS.
Shipping InformationThe Nursery at Cloud Mountain Farm Center is primarily a nursery for local and regional walk-in customers. We do have a limited shipping season for out of the area customers.
We ship plants from mid-February to late April to all states within the U.S., as weather and state agricultural restrictions permit. Because we are unable to guarantee the success and health of your plant outside of the U.S., we do not currently ship to other countries.
Since we do not use cold storage, some plants only ship best at certain times or are only available for local pick-up. If you are in the Midwest, East Coast, or Alaska, we may not be able to ship dormant plants if we are concerned about the quality of your plants upon arrival.
We only ship orders once a week, with packages leaving our local post office on Tuesdays. We will communicate your scheduled shipping date in your order confirmation. This allows us proper time to package your order carefully and account for any sudden weather changes.
We ship by USPS Priority Mail to help ensure your plants arrive quickly and in good health. All shipping costs are calculated based on USPS shipping zones. To learn more about your shipping zone, visit the USPS website.