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More Information: Rhododendron 'Opal Luster'

R. 'Opal Luster' 
Photo: Frank Fujioka

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" across, inside yellowish white, with light yellowish pink edges, deep red throat, dorsal lobe light to vivid yellow, reverse light yellowish pink midribs. Conical-shaped truss holds 15-16 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved edges, 4" long, semi-glossy, dark yellowish-green, retained 2 years.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  10F  ( -12C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Nancy Evans x Percy Wiseman

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Fujioka

Registration Reference:  ARS 052

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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