Rhododendron ‘Kalinka’

Rhododendron ‘Kalinka’ (Inkarho Series)

Rhododendron

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Kalinka' (Inkarho Series)
  • Common name: Rhododendron
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Rhododendrons are evergreen or deciduous shrubs for acidic soils. They’re grown primarily for their showy spring flowers that come in a range of colours from purple and pink through to red and yellow. The foliage of some varieties is covered in a dense woolly covering (called indumentum) and deciduous varieties have fantastic autumn colour.

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The Inkarho rootstock was developed over a 20-year period, from a rhododendron growing in a German lime quarry. Revolutionising how we grow rhododendrons, it enables us to grow them on neutral clay soils, with a pH of up to 7.5. Hardy hybrid rhododendrons and yakushimanum varieties can be grafted on to the Inkarho rootstock and grown in a much wider range of soil types than you would typically associate with rhododendrons.

Rhododendron ‘Kalinka’ (Inkarho) is a compact rhododendron with dark, glossy leaves with a brown indumentum on the underside. Ruffled, pink flowers open from red buds in spring. It’s ideal for growing in containers and small gardens, and with thrive in acid to neutral soils.

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Grow Rhododendron ‘Kalinka’ (Inkarho) in moist but well-drained, acid to neutral soil, in dappled shade. Once established, there should be little or no need to prune.

How to grow Rhododendron 'Kalinka'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rhododendron 'Kalinka' and wildlife

Rhododendron 'Kalinka' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rhododendron 'Kalinka' poisonous?

Rhododendron 'Kalinka' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People