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More Information: Rhododendron 'Olga Mezitt'

R. 'Olga Mezitt' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly to tubular funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 1" across, light purplish-pink with inconspicuous gold-green blotch that ages to reddish-brown. Dome-shaped trusses of about 12 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves lanceolate, acute apex, cuneate base, convex, 2" long, yellow-green with mahogany color in winter. Upright grower. Loves to be sheared often.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   minus var minus Carolinianum Group x minus var minus

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Mezitt

Registration Reference:  ARS 831

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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