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More Information: Rhododendron 'Blue Rhapsody'

R. 'Blue Rhapsody' 
Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3" across, reddish-purple, darker blotch and spots on upper throat and lobe. Ball-shaped trusses of 12 flowers.


Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, 3" to 5" long, yellow-green, retained 2 years. Upright, stiffly-branched plant.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Arthur Bedford x Purple Splendour

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Whitney

Registration Reference:  ARS 764

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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