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Description of Rhododendron 'Johnny Bender'

R. 'Johnny Bender' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague x Indiana 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 2" across, fragrant, currant red with darker spotting. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 5-8 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute apex, cuneate base, 5" to 7" long, concave, dull, dark green, slight light tan indumentum easily rubbed off, leaves retained 3-4 years. Upright grower. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 801 

 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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