There are great plants that you may not know about. But the "rhodie" probably is not one of them. Rhododendrons are so popular that even folks who don't know their plants very well can usually identify them....
Picture of blooms from a rhododendron shrub.
Like andromeda, rhododendron shrubs are in the heath family. There are many colors to choose from; the photo above shows a rhododendron bloom with a lavender-pink color.