Rhododendron 'DAGMAR'

Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'DAGMAR'
rhododendron
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.8-1.8m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +různobarevné:pink a yellow
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurels
Evergreen broadleaf
náhled fotonáhled foto

Dagmar is a Czech rhododendron variety bred by Bohumil Kavka in 1965. It is a rather slow growing, compact, evergreen plant with gorgeous flowers. Each inflorescence bears up to 14 soft pink flowers with golden yellow throat in the second half of May. The petal margins are a little frilled.

Leaves are beautiful as well – they are evergreen, ovate, thinner than on most hybrids, and make a handsome cover all over the plant. 10-year-old plants are about 1m tall and 1.3m wide.

For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. The soil has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil mixture is peat with lime-free, light garden soil topped with leaf-mould. Hardy to min. -27°C (USDA zone 5b), possibly more.

Last update 29-01-2012
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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