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Description of Rhododendron 'Rio'

R. 'Rio' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Newburyport Beauty x Newburyport Belle 

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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Leach 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 822 

 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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