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More Information: Rhododendron 'Hardy Splendour'


R. 'Hardy Splendour' 
Photo: Richard Gustafson

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

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.

Height:  2 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Purple Splendour x Purpureum Grandiflorum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Shapiro

Registration Reference:  ARS 902

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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