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Description of Rhododendron 'Gentle Giant'

R. 'Gentle Giant' 
Photo by: Don Smart

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Point Defiance x Platinum Pearl 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F  (-15C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

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

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 961 

 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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