The Red Rhododendron, Nova Zembla, is a classic variety known for the brillance of its flowers and its hardiness. One of a group of Rhododendrons described as ‘iron-clad’, this bush certainly deserves that name. This extremely hardy plant will grow in most places and will bring you a fantastic show of large red blooms whose inner markings resemble leopard skin, with dark spots covering the upper inner petals. The dense-growing evergreen prefers a sun dappled or high open shade. Morning sun with afternoon shade is also acceptable. Attracts hummingbirds & butterflies.