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Description of Rhododendron 'One Thousand Butterflies'

R. 'One Thousand Butterflies' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Lem's Cameo x Pink Petticoats 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, strong purplish-pink at edges, shading paler within, cardinal red blotch and flare butterfly shaped. Held in ball-shaped trusses of up to 34 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate apex, rounded base, 5" to 6" long, glossy, dark yellowish-green, retained 3 years. Upright, well-branched plant. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 812 

 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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