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More Information: Rhododendron 'Red Olympia'

R. 'Red Olympia' 
Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower campanulate, widely-spaced wavy lobes, 4⅓" across, red, heavily spotted black, reverse has darker red lines down center of lobes. Held in dome-shaped trusses of 13-16 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 7" long, dark green, retained 3 years. Upright grower.

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  Anna x Fusilier

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Lem

Registration Reference:  ARS 754

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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