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Description of Rhododendron 'Elsie Watson'

R. 'Elsie Watson' 
Photo by: Frank Fujioka

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Anna x Purple Lace 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-shaped, frilly edges, 4" across, pale purplish-pink with a dark purple star in the throat, purple red edges, and a radial purple red line on each lobe, outside is purplish-red. Dome-shaped trusses of 22. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate apex, cuneate base, 8" long, leathery and dark green, retained 3 years. Spreading habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Fujioka 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 922 

 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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