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More Information: Rhododendron 'Creole Belle'


R. 'Creole Belle' 
Photo: Diane Weissman

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 5" to 5" across, purplish-red with a deep red flare and spots on dorsal lobe. Held in dome-shaped trusses of 16-18 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 6" to 7" long, flat, dull green, retained 3-4 years. Upright and dense habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  Vulcan x Harvest Moon

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Thompson

Registration Reference:  ARS 912

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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