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Description of Rhododendron 'Balalaika'

R. 'Balalaika' 
Photo by: Stuart Imrie

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Omega x dichroanthum ssp scyphocalyx hybrid 

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. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, 3" to 5" long, slightly glossy, medium green. Dense, rounded plant. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Hachmann, Hans 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 89 

 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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