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More Information: Rhododendron 'Purple Amethyst'

R. 'Purple Amethyst' 
Photo: Frank Fujioka

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

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.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

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.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   [(degronianum ssp yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x Burgundy) x Purple Splendor] x Smokey

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Fujioka

Registration Reference:  ARS 021

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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