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Description of Rhododendron 'Idealist'

R. 'Idealist' 
Photo by: Herb Spady

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

wardii var wardii x Exbury Naomi 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Yellow 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flowers broadly campanulate, 3" across, very pale greenish-yellow. Trusses hold 10-12 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F  (-15C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves about 4" long, glossy, medium green. Upright, vigorous grower. Needs some shade. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

de Rothschild 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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