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More Information: Rhododendron 'Polarnacht'


R. 'Polarnacht' 
Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-shaped, 2" to 3" across, deep purplish red, dorsal lobe spotted dark red. Truss has 12-14 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate-rounded base, 1⅓" to 1" long, flat, dark green. Grows twice as wide as tall.

Height:  3 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Turkana x Purple Splendor

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Hachmann, Hans

Registration Reference:  RHS 88

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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