Your experience with Rhodie - 'Aglo Pink'

ShirleyD(z4b WI)April 23, 2006

I just purchased a new Rhodie yesterday - "Aglo Pink". The PJM is very common in this area and I wanted something a little different. I would appreciate hearing about your experience with it - hardiness, etc.

I also have another Rhodie - "Catawba Album" that has never bloomed. This will be its 3rd summer and I still don't have any flowerbuds! Every fall it sets a lot of buds but they all turn out to be leaves - not flowers! I have had problems with the squirrels chewing these off - they don't eat them, just leave them laying on the ground by the plant. I read the thread about solving this problem and will try some of the products to keep them away.

Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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ginkgonut(4)

I have 2 aglo rhodies in Minneapolis that have done quite well. The pink is a nice change from the monotony of the purple PJM. They're in bloom now and they are everywhere.

I'm not a rhododendron expert, but every one I have planted has flowered the next year. Too much shade? Perhaps it is just taking longer to settle in to it's spot since this will only be its third summer.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 9:48AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Probably it's just called 'Aglo', which is a pink one. The other one is spelled 'Catawbiense Album'. Flower buds are set once each year and then if removed before opening will not be replaced until the following year.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 5:13PM
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ShirleyD(z4b WI)

Thanks for the replies! Gingkonut, if they can survive in Minnesota, I should think they would do well in Wisconsin too. I like the color too - it is a nice change from the PJM! Do you have any other rhodies that do well in the cold, windy winters that we have?

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2006 at 6:01AM
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ginkgonut(4)

The only other rhodie I have is called Ken Janeck. It has done well too. White flowers with a pink tinge. This winter took out the third and final Purple Gem I planted several years ago.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2006 at 6:53PM
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