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Description of Rhododendron 'Marie Starks'

R. 'Marie Starks' 
Photo by: Bob George

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(degronianum ssp yakushimanum x Fabia) x Odee Wright 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, light greenish-yellow, more brilliant on dorsal lobes, and with dark red blotch surrounding base of throat and with dorsal dark red spotting. Ball-shaped, somewhat lax, truss of 14-18 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, apiculate apex, rounded base, 4" long, flat, glossy, yellow-green, retained for 2 years. Rounded growth habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 853 

 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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