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Description of Rhododendron  'Karens'

Photo by: Harold Greer

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Hinodegiri x yedoense var. poukhanense 

 Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 1" across, slightly fragrant, deep reddish-purple. Lax inflorescence with 3-4 flowers. 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to narrowly obovate, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 1" long, glossy, hairy, moderate olive green, wine-red in winter. Rounded habit. 

Deciduous or Evergreen: 




Registration Reference: 

ARS 793 

 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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