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More Information: Rhododendron 'Persia'

R. 'Persia' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

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

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 5" long, dark yellowish green. Rounded habit.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Mrs Furnivall x catawbiense, white form

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Leach

Registration Reference:  ARS 823

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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