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Description of Rhododendron 'Dorothy Russell'

R. 'Dorothy Russell' 
Photo by: Boris Bauer

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Pygmalion x haematodes x Wellfleet, exact combination unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" across, deep purplish-pink with dark red spots. Ball-shaped trusses of 21 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, flat, acute apex, rounded base, 4" to 7" long, olive green above, yellow-green below, retained 2 years. Upright spreading shrub. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Dexter 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 943 

 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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