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More Information: Rhododendron 'Elsie Watson'

R. 'Elsie Watson' 
Photo: Frank Fujioka

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

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate apex, cuneate base, 8" long, leathery and dark green, retained 3 years. Spreading habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  Anna x Purple Lace

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Fujioka

Registration Reference:  ARS 922

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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