Mardi Gras Rhododendron
Back to Popular Plants
Mardi Gras Rhododendron

Mardi Gras Rhododendron

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Rhododendron 'Mardi Gras'

Mardi Gras Rhododendron is a dwarf thick leaved multi color blooming specimen that has sturdy dark colored leaves.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Mardi Gras Rhododendron is interesting to me in that it is dwarf reaching a height of only 3-4 feet so it is perfect for smaller plantings spots. It's flowers fill the plant with very bright variegation and it's leaves look thicker than most Rhododendron. The underside of Mardi Gras leaves look very dark almost like a Magnolia. As in with all Rhododendron, make sure to plant in a shady area and use soil conditioner when planting as they prefer well drained soil.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Late spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Rhododendron as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.