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Description of Rhododendron 'Persia'

R. 'Persia' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Mrs Furnivall x catawbiense, white form 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Lavender 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, 3" across, very pale purple, with strong yellow dorsal spotting. Conical-shaped truss holds about 20 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 5" long, dark yellowish green. Rounded habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Leach 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 823 

 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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