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Rhododendron 'Blue Peter' (Rhododendron 'Blue Peter')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Peter' _ 'Blue Peter' a shrub with funnel-shaped violet-blue flowers, paler in the throat.


Rhododendron 'Blue Peter' is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue, Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil , Lacebugs Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil , Lacebugs

Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


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Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Blue Peter' (Rhododendron 'Blue Peter') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Peter' _ 'Blue Peter' a shrub with funnel-shaped violet-blue flowers, paler in the throat.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue, Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil , Lacebugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Blue Peter' (Rhododendron 'Blue Peter') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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