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Description of Rhododendron 'Dexter's Red Velvet'

R. 'Dexter's Red Velvet' 
Photo by: Henk Borsje

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Pygmalion x haematodes x Wellfleet, combination unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, 2" across, bright crimson red with dark grayish-purple spotted flare. Ball-shaped truss holds 12-14 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves mainly elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, about 4" long, moderate olive green. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Dexter 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 974 

 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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