Gorgeous rhododendrons in this beautiful shade of purple; they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, you can trimmed out the entire bottom making the bush into a tree; then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it.
Rhododendron bushes are similar to azaleas. Issues with rhododendrons are rare, as they are relatively low maintenance plants. Read this article for tips on how to avoid common problems of rhododendron.
20 Favorite perennials- Sunset Mag-English lavender is the most fragrant, but Spanish lavender’s deep purple “rabbit ears” stand out. compact form Lavandula angustifolia ‘Thumbelina Leigh’ from High Country Gardens. It stays 12 to 15 inches tall.