Ken Janeck Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Ken Janeck'
Description: A favorite of rhododendron growers throughout the world. Colorful pink buds and abundant flowers supplement attractive white fuzz that coats the terminal buds and undersides of the foliage in winter. It has an annual growth rate of 4-6 inches and reaches an ultimate size of 3 ft. by 5 ft.
‘Ken Janeck’ grows best in well-drained acidic soil with ample peat moss or other fine organic material. Hardy to Zone 4.
- Type/habit: Small shrub
- Key season and features of interest: Thick, evergreen leaves; showy pink blooms
- Flowering period: May
- Evergreen or deciduous: Evergreen
- Native? No
- Pollinator plant: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- Wildlife benefits:
- Site/Condition tolerance: Full shade
- Sun/Shade preference: Part shade with wind protection
- Soil condition preference: Fertile, moist, acidic, well-drained
- Moderately easy to grow and disease resistant
Growth Habit: Slow growing, dense, compact, mounding
Size (mature height and spread): 2-5’ tall by 2-5’ wide
Hardiness (USDA Zones): 5-8
Suggested Uses: Specimen, border, hedge, foundation
Year of award: 2002