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More Information: Rhododendron 'Olin O. Dobbs'

R. 'Olin O. Dobbs' 
Photo: Jim Willhite

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 2" across, waxy, very deep reddish-purple with slight brown spotting. Held in dome-shaped trusses of 12-15 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute apex, oblique base, 5" long, retained 3 years. Upright, stiff branched plant.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Mars x Purple Splendour

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Dobbs

Registration Reference:  ARS 794

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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