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More Information: Rhododendron 'Circus'

R. 'Circus' 
Photo: Garth Wedemire

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-campanulate, wavy lobes, 3" across, strong yellowish-pink aging to pale orange-yellow with yellow spots and a ⅜" edging of red that lightens with age. Held in ball-shaped truss of 12-14 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 5" to 6" long, glossy, light golden brown indumentum when new, leaves retained 2 years.

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Fabia Group x Purple Splendour

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Grace

Registration Reference:  ARS 804

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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