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More Information: Rhododendron 'Pink Prelude'

R. 'Pink Prelude' 
Photo: Jack Morgan

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower oblique-campanulate, wavy lobes, 2" across, very pale purple, faintly tinged pink with age, throat circled by light purple blotch. Trusses near ball-shaped to flat with 21 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Very Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 10" long, flat, glossy, light green indumentum. Orange tormentum on new leaves. Leaves retained 2 yrs. Broad, rounded, open habit.

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  10F  ( -12C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   (Sarita Loder x calophytum) x macabeanum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Watson

Registration Reference:  ARS 851

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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