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More Information: Rhododendron 'Briggs Red Star'


R. 'Briggs Red Star' 
  Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3" across, heavy textured, frilly edges; strong red, with dark red spots in throat, color fades slightly with age. Flat truss has 12-14 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, 3.5"-5.5" long, slightly wavy, up-curved margins, glossy, moderate olive green, held 3 years. Open growth habit.

Height:  6 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
     The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague, treated with colchicine

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridized or Selected by:  Briggs Nursery

Registration Reference:  ARS 971

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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