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Description of Rhododendron 'Purpureum Elegans'

R. 'Purpureum Elegans' 
Photo by: Loyd Newcomb

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

catawbiense hybrid or selection 

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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, up to 5" long, deep green, very thinly felted below. Robust, upright, well-branched shrub 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Waterer, H. 

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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