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Description of Rhododendron 'Opal Luster'

R. 'Opal Luster' 
Photo by: Frank Fujioka

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Nancy Evans x Percy Wiseman 

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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

10F  (-12C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

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

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Fujioka 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 052 

 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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