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More Information: Rhododendron 'Johnny Bender'

R. 'Johnny Bender' 
Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

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.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

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.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague x Indiana

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Seabrook

Registration Reference:  ARS 801

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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