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More Information: Rhododendron 'Rio'

R. 'Rio' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, pale purplish-pink with pale yellow spots. Ball-shaped trusses with up to 16 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate apex, rounded base, concave, 5" long, semi-glossy, light green, retained 2 years. Rounded habit.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Newburyport Beauty x Newburyport Belle

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Leach

Registration Reference:  ARS 822

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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