|Rhododendron 'Roseum Pink'
(Roseum Pink Rhododendron)
Botanical Name: Rhododendron 'Roseum Pink'
Roseum Pink Rhododendron
Large trusses of pink flowers cover the plant from late May into June. There is a hint of lavender to the pink. Very showy.
Late spring. Late May to early June.
Large dark green leaves hold their color through winter.
A dry capsule that is not showy.
Large, upright rounded shrub. Works well as a backdrop to the garden.
10 to 15 feet tall by 8 to 12 feet wide.
Full sun to partial shade. Tends to become leggy if grown in too much shade.
None - hybrid
Description: Sometime before l85l Anthony Waterer introduced a variety called ‘Roseum Elegans’. Its flower color has been described as rosey-lilac by some and mauve by others. At this time there seem to be various clones of this variety in the trade, some producing flowers that are almost lavender, others a fairly good pink. ‘Roseum Pink’ is probably the best selection for clear pink color. We received our original plants of ‘Roseum Pink’ from Westbury Rose Co. many years ago. It does have a good pink flower that will satisfy most demands unless, as I mentioned in the case of ‘English Roseum’, it is placed next to one of the clear pink Dexters. ‘Roseum Pink’ does have a tinge of lavender to it; however, for an “Ironclad” hardiness this and ‘English Roseum’ are the best. A relatively upright growing plant, it grows a bit fuller and wider than ‘English Roseum’. Dark green leaves make it an excellent foliage plant throughout the year. At Summer Hill Nursery, we consider this our standard pink since we discontinued ‘Roseum Elegans’ a number of years ago.