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Description of Rhododendron 'Blue River'

R. 'Blue River' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Van Nes Sensation x Empereur du Maroc 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower campanulate, 4" across, violet. Held in ball-shaped trusses of up to 17 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, 6" long, glossy, dark green. Compact habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Lyons 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 621 

 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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