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Description of Rhododendron 'Dexter's Purple'

R. 'Dexter's Purple' 
Photo by: Bill Stipe

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unknown x unknown 

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. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, flat, acute apex, rounded base, 5" to 5" long, dull to semi glossy, yellow-green, retained 2 years. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Dexter 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 974 

 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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