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Description of Rhododendron 'Dexter's Giant Red'

R. 'Dexter's Giant Red' 
Photo by: Richard Gustafson

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unknown x unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, slightly frilly, 4" across, purplish-red with dark red blotch, light red spotting over all. Conical trusses of 12-15. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate at base, 6" long, glossy olive green, retained 1-2 years. Upright habit. Prefers to be grown in filtered light. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Dexter 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 782 

 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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