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Description of Rhododendron 'Caruso'

R. 'Caruso' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Astrid x Lem's Monarch 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" to 4" across, moderate purplish pink, with deep purplish pink veins, paler midribs and throat, and deep purplish red markings on dorsal lobe. Truss has 12 -15 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves ovate, apiculate apex, rounded base, convex, slightly glossy, dark green. Broadly rounded plant habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Hachmann, Hans 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 01 

 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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