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More Information: Rhododendron 'Dad's Indian Summer'

R. 'Dad's Indian Summer' 
Photo: Loyd Newcomb

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3" across, red fading to deep yellowish pink to deep pink at edges, dorsal lobe pale yellow shading to deep pink, faint streaking on center of each lobe, outside red aging to deep pink. Dome-shaped trusses of up to 30.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves oblong, slightly concave, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, glossy, olive green, retained 2 years. Upright habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Pink Petticoats x Ring of Fire

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Thompson

Registration Reference:  ARS 943

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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