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More Information: Rhododendron 'Papaya Punch'

R. 'Papaya Punch' 
Photo: Roland Kersten

Predominant Flower Color:  Yellow

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, light yellowish-pink with pale orange-yellow edges, brilliant yellow rays and vivid red spotting. Ages to yellow and spotting diminishes. Dome-shaped truss of 13-15 flowers.


Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 3" to 5" long, dull, moderate olive green, retained 2 years. Broad habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  Hotei x Tropicana

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Brockenbrough

Registration Reference:  ARS 863

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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