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Description of Rhododendron 'Blutopia'

R. 'Blutopia' 
Photo by: Torben Stein

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Catawbiense Grandiflorum x Arthur Bedford 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, slightly wavy lobed, 3" across, strong purple with many greenish-yellow spots on dorsal lobes. Held in ball-shaped truss with 12 - 15 blooms. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to ovate, acute apex, cuneate-rounded base, slightly recurved margins, about 5" long, mid green, reddish-brown stems. Broad, upright grower. 

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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