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Description of Rhododendron 'Papaya Punch'

R. 'Papaya Punch' 
Photo by: Roland Kersten

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Hotei x Tropicana 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 863 

 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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