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Description of Rhododendron 'Doctor V.H. Rutgers'

R. 'Doctor V.H. Rutgers' 
Photo by: Hank Helm

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Charles Dickens x Lord Roberts 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, frilly edges, about 2" across, purplish crimson with brown markings. Compact truss has approx. 16 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves dark green, recurved. Dense, spreading habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


den Ouden & Son 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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