One of my friends has a rock garden in the front of her house and this area full of rhododendron plants. When they are in bloom in the spring, it is a spectacular sight.
I liked them so much that I decided to plant some in my yard. I was looking for a nice accent plant right beside my front door. I didn't want this to get very tall, so bought a dwarf rhododendron.
It is so cute and had quite a few more blooms the second year I had it. It really doesn't look like it has grown at all in the two years that I have had it. The tag says it should be about 4-5 feet tall at maturity, but it has a long ways to go.