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More Information: Rhododendron imperator


R. 'imperator' 
  Photo by: Jens Birck

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Broadly funnel-shaped, bright to dark pinkish purple, often with deep red spots, inflorescence 1 to 2 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason to Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves lanceolate or oblanceolate, " - 1" long, glossy, dark green.

Plant Habit:  Prostrate, mat-forming shrub.

Height:  1 foot in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Sub Genus:  Rhododendron

Section:  Rhododendron

Sub Section:  Uniflora

Geographical Origin:  India (Arunachal Pradesh), Tibet, Myanmar

Glossary of plant description terminology.
Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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