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Description of Rhododendron 'Blitz'

R. 'Blitz' 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

haematodes ssp haematodes x G.A. Sims 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-campanulate, wavy-edges, 2⅜" across, dark red, with inconspicuous brownish markings on all lobes. Held in lax truss of 10-14 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F  (-15C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate, acuminate apex, cuneate base, 2" to 3" long, dark green with fawn indumentum, retained 2 years. Dense spreading habit, grows wider than tall. More sun tolerant than many R. hematodes hybrids. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Clark 

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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