Europe and Southwestern Asia
In Europe bitter tasting leaves are added to liqueurs, vermouths and tonic wines to aid digestion.
Source of plant
Cornell Botanic Gardens, Walters Gardens, Richters, Appalachian Nurseries Inc., Botanischer Garten Rhododendron Park
Dwarf rhizomatous shrub; stems 12" to 24"; flowers 5/8" long, pale to deep purple, rarely white.
USDA Hardiness Zone
other ethnobotanical uses