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More Information: Rhododendron 'Arneson Gem'

R. 'Arneson Gem' 
Photo: Harold Greer

Predominant Flower Color:  Yellow, Orange

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-shaped, 3" across, vivid yellow in throat, shading to reddish-orange at margins, outside red. Held in ball truss of 10-15 flowers.

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason to Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 2 to 3" long, slightly wrinkled above, slightly hairy below. Compact habit.

Deciduous or Evergreen:  Deciduous

Height:  3 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   (C. B. Van Nes x Koster's Brilliant Red) x unknown

Hybridizer:  Arneson

Registration Reference:  ARS 892

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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