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Description of Rhododendron 'Joan Leslie Hammond'

R. 'Joan Leslie Hammond' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(Holy Moses x Albatross) x Abe Arnott 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3" across, very light purple edges shading to very pale purple at center of lobes, dark red flare in throat and deep purplish red nectary, outside light purple with strong purplish red midribs. Domed truss has 16-18 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Midseason to Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, 4" to 6" long, dull, moderate olive green. Upright plant habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Newcomb, E. 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 941 

 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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