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Description of Rhododendron 'Mardi Gras'

R. 'Mardi Gras' 
Photo by: Henk Borsje

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

degronianum ssp yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x Vanessa 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel shaped, frilly lobes, 2" across, pale purplish-pink fading to white, edges and reverse strong purplish-pink to purplish-red. Ball-shaped trusses of 11-12 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblanceolate, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 5" to 6" long, deep green with reddish-brown indumentum, leaves held 3-4 years. Plant broader than tall, well-branched. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 754 

 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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