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Description of Rhododendron 'Great Eastern'

R. 'Great Eastern' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unknown x unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 2" across, fragrant, deep purplish-pink paling to light purplish-pink with blotch of greenish-yellow rays. Held in ball-shaped truss of 16 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

Yes 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, flat, margins slightly undulate, mucronate, 4" long, new leaves glossy, yellow-green, retained 1-2 years. Plant is broader than tall. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Dexter 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 833 

 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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