One of if not the most cold hardy of the purple-flowering evergreen Rhododendron varieties, 'Florence Parks' can handle temperatures down to -30F, and heat to zone 8 in the South and 9b in cool summer climate locations in the West. In mid to late spring, she features amazingly abundant large clusters of flowers with striking violet-purple star-shaped petals surrounding a glowing lighter color center. A prominent deep maroon blotch of freckles appears on the dorsal petal. Absolutely beautiful! The flower clusters sit atop a star-like whorled arrangement of dark green lustrous and disease-resistant evergreen leaves. A compact and rounded shrub to maybe 6 feet tall and wide makes Florence Parks Rhododendron a good fit for smaller garden spaces, large pots and home foundation plantings, or in groupings in larger landscape and woodland borders. Get all the details below!