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More Information: Rhododendron 'Frank Abbott'

R. 'Frank Abbott' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, about 1" across, fragrant, vivid purplish-red. Held in flattened ball-shaped trusses with 6 flowers.

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins, 3" long, glossy. Hairy petioles. Mildew resistant.

Deciduous or Evergreen:  Deciduous

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -30F  ( -34C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Mollis hybrid, red flowered x prinophyllum

Hybridizer:  Mezitt

Registration Reference:  ARS 992

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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