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Description of Rhododendron 'Sapphire'

R. 'Sapphire' 
Photo by: Herb Spady

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Blue Tit x impeditum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-shaped, 1⅛" across, light purple shading to light violet on some flowers. Ball-shaped truss holds 4-5 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves " to " long, aromatic, glossy, tinged bluish green. Open, spreading habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Waterer, A. 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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