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More Information: Rhododendron 'Dexter's Purple'

R. 'Dexter's Purple' 
Photo: Odo Tschetsch
Deutsche Genbank Rhododendron

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" across, inside light purple at edge shading lighter in center with a vivid red flare in throat, outside light purple tinged with reddish purple at base and on midribs. Ball-shaped truss with 16 flowers.


Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, flat, acute apex, rounded base, 5" to 5" long, dull to semi glossy, yellow-green, retained 2 years.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  unknown x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Dexter

Registration Reference:  ARS 974

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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