American Rhododendron Society Web Site ARS
navigation menu background

Rhododendron Plant Search

New Search

  "Printer Friendly" Page

More Information: Rhododendron 'Azurro'


R. 'Azurro' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-shaped, wavy lobed, 1" across, deep to strong purple, tinged deep reddish-purple, with a dark red blotch. Similar to 'Purple Splendour', but with slightly paler blotch. Truss contains 11-14 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4⅓" to 5⅛" long, glossy, medium green. Well-branching plant that is more compact than 'Purple Splendour'.

Height:  4 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   (Nova Zembla x Purple Splendour) x Purple Splendour

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Hachmann, Hans

Registration Reference:  RHS 89

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.


American Rhododendron Society
P.O. Box 214, Great River, NY 11739
Ph: 631-533-0375   Fax: 866-883-8019   E-Mail: member@arsoffice.org
1998-2016, ARS, All rights reserved.