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Description of Rhododendron 'Azurro'

R. 'Azurro' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(Nova Zembla x Purple Splendour) x Purple Splendour 

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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

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'. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Hachmann, Hans 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 89 

 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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