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More Information: Rhododendron 'Purpureum Elegans'

R. 'Purpureum Elegans' 
Photo: Loyd Newcomb

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-shaped, 2" across, purple, marked brown on a light background. Dome-shaped truss holds 16-18 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, up to 5" long, deep green, very thinly felted below. Robust, upright, well-branched shrub

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -25F  ( -32C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   catawbiense hybrid or selection

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Waterer, H.

Registration Reference:  RHS 58

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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