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More Information: Rhododendron 'Centennial Celebration'

R. 'Centennial Celebration' 
Photo: Garth Wedemire

Predominant Flower Color:  Lavender

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" across, fragrant, very light purple with sparse tan spotting on dorsal lobe, reverse deep purplish-pink stripes. Held in trusses 20.

Fragrant:  Yes

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, about 5" long, dark yellowish-green, retained 2 years. Compact, well-branched plant.

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Purple Lace x degronianum ssp yakushimanum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Peste

Registration Reference:  ARS 862

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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