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Description of Rhododendron 'Pink Prelude'

R. 'Pink Prelude' 
Photo by: Jack Morgan

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(Sarita Loder x calophytum) x macabeanum 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 

Very Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

10F  (-12C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 851 

 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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