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More Information: Rhododendron 'Whidbey Island'

R. 'Whidbey Island' 
Photo: Bill Stipe

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower ventricose-campanulate, 1" across, wavy edges, very light purple with narrow edging of vivid violet, dark purple spot at base of throat. Ball-shaped truss has 22-24 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves oblanceolate, convex, apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, 8" long, dark green with sliver indumentum that ages to light tan. Upright, spreading, open plant habit.

Height:  7  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  niveum x rex

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Meerkerk

Registration Reference:  ARS 912

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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