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More Information: Rhododendron 'Mardi Gras'

R. 'Mardi Gras' 
Photo: Henk Borsje

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

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.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

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.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   degronianum ssp yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x Vanessa

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Bovee

Registration Reference:  ARS 754

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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