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More Information: Rhododendron 'Opal'

R. 'Opal' 
Photo: Joe Coleman

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

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

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   unknown seedling x Mrs. L. C. Fischer

Hybridizer:  Reid

Registration Reference:  ARS 773

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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