Sunday, May 31, 2015

Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'

I bought this last fall and haven't killed it yet.  When I bought it, it had huge buds on it and now they're opening.  I'm quite adept at killing houseplants and potted plants, although I was once a successful outdoor gardener.  This is supposed to be a very hardy cultivar.  That usually means cold resistant, but I hope it also means I'll have a tough time killing it!


  1. It's gorgeous, I've never seen a Rhododendron with flowers like that one. As you know, I've given up on houseplants as I murdered so many in the past, I suppose strictly speaking it was plantslaughter not murder as I certainly never planned their demise!

    1. The flowers do seem a bit odd. They look different from those in other online photos. Maybe they're not finished opening. I'll keep you posted.

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    1. I really chose it for the leaves and because it was cheap! I'm not good at container gardening, so I hate to spend too much on something I'll probably kill!