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Description of Rhododendron 'Hardy Splendour'

R. 'Hardy Splendour' 
Photo by: Richard Gustafson

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Purple Splendour x Purpureum Grandiflorum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, frilly edges, 2" across, deep reddish-purple shading to purplish-red in throat with dark purple spotting. Held in dome-shaped trusses of 12-15. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, flat, acute apex, cuneate base, 6" long, dull green, retained 2 years. Spreading habit. Twice as wide as tall. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Shapiro 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 902 

 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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