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Description of Rhododendron 'Bonnie Babe'

R. 'Bonnie Babe' 
Photo by: Lois Sturdivant

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Inca Gold x unknown orange hybrid 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly campanulate, 1" across, yellow with more intense color in throat and cardinal red spots, reverse shaded red. Very large yellow calyx. Dome-shaped trusses of 10-14 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Midseason to Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

10F  (-12C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, apiculate to mucronate apex, cuneate to rounded base, 3" to 3" long, dull, yellowish-green, retained 2 years. Rounded, well-branched plant. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 832 

 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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