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Description of Rhododendron 'Whidbey Island'

R. 'Whidbey Island' 
Photo by: Bill Stipe

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

niveum x rex 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 912 

 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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