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Description of Rhododendron 'Melanie Shaw'

R. 'Melanie Shaw' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Purple Splendour x Dorothy Amateis 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, frilly edges, 2" across, strong purple shading to deep red in center with a prominent black blotch on upper lobes. Ball-shaped truss holds 14-18 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long, glossy, retained 2 years. Spreading, open growth habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Shaw 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 892 

 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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