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More Information: Rhododendron 'Balalaika'

R. 'Balalaika' 
Photo: Stuart Imrie

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-shaped, 1" across, inside edges strong purplish-red to deep purplish-pink, center of lobes and throat pale yellow, reverse has less yellow markings, greenish-yellow dorsal spotting. Lax truss with 6-10 flowers.


Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, 3" to 5" long, slightly glossy, medium green. Dense, rounded plant.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Omega x dichroanthum ssp scyphocalyx hybrid

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Hachmann, Hans

Registration Reference:  RHS 89

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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