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Description of Rhododendron  'Crimson Tide'

 
Photo by: Peter Girard, Sr.

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Homebush x Melford Red Letter 

 Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower tubular funnel-shaped, double, 2" across, tufted, short petaloid center, strong red and outside of tube deep yellowish pink. Dome-shaped truss with 20-40 flowers. 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 2" long, flat, ciliate, strong greenish yellow. Leaves turn bright yellow to orange in fall. Upright habit 

Deciduous or Evergreen: 

Deciduous  

Hybridizer: 

Girard 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 831 

 Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.


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