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Description of Rhododendron 'Marissa'

R. 'Marissa' 
Photo by: Jim Barlup

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(Fancy x degronianum ssp yakushimanum) x Coronation Day 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, 3⅜" across, opens purplish pink and quickly ages to greenish white, with tinge of light purplish pink on midribs and lobe tips, deep red throat. Dome-shaped truss has 17 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Midseason to Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F  (-15C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 5" long, glossy, moderate olive green. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 961 

 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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