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Description of Rhododendron  'Opal'

 
Photo by: Joe Coleman

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unknown seedling x Mrs. L. C. Fischer 

 Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, double, wavy lobes, 2" across, fuchsia purple, with heavy magenta rose spotting on all dorsal lobes. Inflorescence 2-4 flowered. 

Bloom Time: 

Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 1" long, glossy, parsley green. Almost deciduous in winter. Rounded plant habit. 

Deciduous or Evergreen: 

Evergreen  

Hybridizer: 

Reid 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 773 

 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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