ARS Logo

 

Description of Rhododendron 'Blue Rhapsody'

R. 'Blue Rhapsody' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Arthur Bedford x Purple Splendour 

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. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, 3" to 5" long, yellow-green, retained 2 years. Upright, stiffly-branched plant. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Whitney 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 764 

 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.


American Rhododendron Society
Executive Director: P.O. Box 525,  Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 416-424-1942   Fax: 905-262-1999   E-Mail: lauragrant@arsoffice.org
1998-2014, ARS, All rights reserved.