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More Information: Rhododendron 'Great Eastern'

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

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

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.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  unknown x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Dexter

Registration Reference:  ARS 833

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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