Rhododendron 'Markeeta's Prize'

Rhododendron ‘Markeeta’s Prize’

Rhododendron

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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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 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

  • Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Markeeta's Prize'
  • Common name: Rhododendron
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

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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Rhododendron ‘Markeeta’s Prize’ is one of the best red-flowering rhododendrons available. Large and upright, with evergreen dark green foliage, it bears large trusses of bright scarlet flowers with darker spots, from May. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

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Grow Rhododendron ‘Markeeta’s Prize’ in moist but well-drained acidic soil, ideally with a pH of 4.5-6. Choose a partially shaded site that’s sheltered from harsh winds. Once established, there should be little or no need to prune.

How to grow Rhododendron 'Markeeta's Prize'

  • Plant size

    1.8m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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 not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not 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 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 'Markeeta's Prize' and wildlife

Rhododendron 'Markeeta's Prize' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rhododendron 'Markeeta's Prize' poisonous?

Rhododendron 'Markeeta's Prize' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People