Rhododendron x 'Hellikki'

Hellikki Rhododendron

Categories: Broadleaf Evergreens

A brilliant parade of color will march through your garden via large trusses of wavy-edged, violet-red to dark purple flowers in late spring to early summer. These hummingbird-attracting blooms will even appear on young plants. Yellow indumnetum covers buds and new foliage, persisting on the undersides of mature leaves.

More About Rhododendron x 'Hellikki'

  • one of the Finnish Hybrids developed for their exceptional cold hardiness
  • proved itself to be quite hardy: to -29 F.

The multi-stemmed habit of this dense evergreen takes on a more or less rounded form, and its somewhat course texture means it makes a lovely contrast to plants with finer foliage. With an upright habit and a promise of alluring late-spring color, this rhododendron is sure to become a popular selection for foundation plantings from one side of the country to the other.

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3-5 ft


3-5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Rhododendron x 'Hellikki' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Specimen
  • Cottage Garden
  • Evergreen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Fall Color

  • Burgundy

Flower Color

  • Red
  • Rose


  • Spreading
  • Rounded