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Description of Rhododendron 'Caractacus'

R. 'Caractacus' 
Photo by: Herb Spady

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

catawbiense hybrid 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly campanulate, 2" across, purplish crimson, with a few green spots. Round truss has 14-17 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves obovate, up to 5 long, dull, dark green, deeply veined. Tends to yellow in sun. Sprawling growth habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Waterer, A. 

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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