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Description of Rhododendron 'Purple Amethyst'

R. 'Purple Amethyst' 
Photo by: Frank Fujioka

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

[(degronianum ssp yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x Burgundy) x Purple Splendor] x Smokey 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower saucer-shaped, wavy-edges, 3" across, inside deep purplish red at edges, paling gradually to very pale purple at center, dorsal lobe slightly spotted with moderate yellow, outside deep purplish red. Ball-shaped truss holds 12 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, decurved edges, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 5" long, semi-glossy, dark bluish green, retained 3 years. Dense habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 021 

 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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