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More Information: Rhododendron 'Fred Peste'


R. 'Fred Peste' 
Photo: Bill Stipe

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across, cardinal red, darker in throat and deep red spots. Held in flat truss of 14 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, convex, leathery, about 3" long, dark olive green with heavy orange-yellow indumentum. Leaves retained 2 years. Upright, stiff-branched plant.

Height:  2 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   (degronianum ssp yakushimanum x Corona) x haematodes

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Peste

Registration Reference:  ARS 863

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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