‘Taurus’ grows best when planted in partial shade in moist, well-drained, organic soil. Most rhododendrons detest “wet feet.”
Gorgeous red blooms cloak the 6 foot by 4-foot plants in late April to early May, signaling the return of spring.
When grown in favorable conditions, pests are minimal. In wet conditions, plants will suffer from root rot.
Use in mass plantings for a dramatic spring display, or as a specimen in a foundation planting.
Numerous plants have been donated to the Arboretum by the American Rhododendron Society.