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Description of Rhododendron 'Marlene Peste'

R. 'Marlene Peste' 
Photo by: Bill Stipe

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(degronianum ssp yakushimanum x Corona) x haematodes 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower tubular funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 2" across, vivid red with very light spotting of deep red on dorsal lobe. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 13 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, flat, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 3" long, glossy, olive-green, with orange-yellow indumentum, leaves retained 3 years. Upright, well-branched habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 864 

 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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