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More Information: Rhododendron 'Gentle Giant'

R. 'Gentle Giant' 
Photo: Don Smart

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 5" across, strong purplish-red with grayed purple flare in dorsal throat. Conical-shaped truss holds 16-19 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly obovate/oblanceolate, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat, 7'' to 8" long, retained 2 years.

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Point Defiance x Platinum Pearl

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Sanders

Registration Reference:  ARS 961

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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