Rhododendron 'Rabatz' is a fully hardy evergreen rhododendron. It is best planted in damp, moist but well-drained soil, and grows to an ultimate height of 1.6m - 2.5m in 5 - 10 years.
Bee and butterfly friendly.
INKARHO - Beautiful Rhododendrons for Everyone:
You may think that the soil in your garden is not suitable for growing rhododendrons and you may well have poor results growing them in patio pots. Well now after an incredible breakthrough, INKARHO rhododendrons are the answer to your problems.
INKARHO rhododendrons are a worldwide phenomenon . They enable you to grow rhododendrons in soils with a ph as high as 7. After twenty years of research and 1.8 million seedlings later, the well known and renowned horticultural research centre at Ahrensburg, Germany has come up with a seedling that is lime - tolerant. This seedling has been re-produced using micro propagation and now millions of INKARHO rootstocks are being grown for nurseries all over the world. All the favourite and reliable rhododendrons varieties are then skilfully grafted onto the lime tolerant rootstock, enabling that particular variety to flourish in almost any soil. Not only are they lime tolerant, INKARHO rhododendrons, with their robust root system, are much more adaptable in difficult soils, such as heavy clays or light sandy soils.
The secret of INKARHO rhododendrons lies underground: they have an unusually strong, robust lime tolerant root system that is unique in rhododendrons. As a result INKARHO Rhododendron will grow almost anywhere. Be sure that your rhododendron has the large conspicuous license tag attached. All INKARHO rhododendrons must have this license tag to be genuine.
Only choose INKARHO rhododendrons for patio pots. Tap water has a high ph normally 7 to 7,5 and even as high as 9 in some areas. Constant watering will in time, raise the ph of the compost in your patio pot to a level that will adversely affect a normal rhododendron. INKARHO rhododendrons however will flourish. There is a wide range of types and colours to choose from small yakushimanum varieties that are ideal for small gardens and patio pots to the hybrids which are ideal large evergreen shrubs for the back of the border or as a feature plant.
Good preparation is important; this will encourage your plant to establish itself quickly. Dig over the area and incorporate peat or organic compost and fertilizer at the same time. The INKARHO root system is very robust and this will quickly grow through the planting mix into your soil and continue to flourish for years. Once planted in the garden, we recommend that you apply a slow release fertilizer, in early spring. This will encourage strong well balanced healthy growth after flowering, and at the end of the summer it will help you to produce the flower buds that will give you another spectacular flowering display the following year. Water them in well when you plant and then occasionally during the first year if conditions become dry. If you want to put your INKARHO rhododendron in a patio pot we recommend that you use ericaceous compost or John Innes number three and then apply ericaceous liquid fertilizer during the growing season.