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Description of Rhododendron 'Big Deal'

R. 'Big Deal' 
Photo by: Richard Gustafson

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Nor'easter x pale yellow catawbiense hybrid 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Yellow 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, pale yellow with dark greenish-yellow blotch. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 18-20. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason to Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, concave, acute apex, cuneate base, 3" to 4" long. Spreading, dense-branching habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Mezitt 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 881 

 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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