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More Information: Rhododendron 'Melanie Shaw'

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

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

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long, glossy, retained 2 years. Spreading, open growth habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Purple Splendour x Dorothy Amateis

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Shaw

Registration Reference:  ARS 892

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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