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Description of Rhododendron 'Brittenhill Bugle'

R. 'Brittenhill Bugle' 
Photo by: Loyd Newcomb

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Karkov x (Loderi King George x Earl of Athlone) 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 4" across, vivid red with a star-shaped eye almost black at edges and lighter in center, reverse has red radial lines near center of lobes. Ball-shaped trusses of 9-10 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 6" long, bullate, yellowish-green with tan hairs below and above when new. Leaves retained for 2 years. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Smith, B. 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 932 

 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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