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Description of Rhododendron 'Fred Peste'

R. 'Fred Peste' 
Photo by: Bill Stipe

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(degronianum ssp yakushimanum x Corona) x haematodes 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 863 

 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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