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Description of Rhododendron 'Purple Splendour'

R. 'Purple Splendour' 
Photo by: Stuart Imrie

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

ponticum x unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3⅛" across, very deep purple with a large black blotch. Dome to ball-shaped truss of about 15 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, 3⅛" to 4" long, dark green with a depressed midrib. Upright, open habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Waterer, A. 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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