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Description of Rhododendron 'Rocket'

R. 'Rocket' 
Photo by: Roland Kersten

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Cunningham's White x red catawbiense seedling 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-shaped, very frilly, 2" across, vivid reddish-pink blotched scarlet red with prominent protruding stamens. Held in a conical truss. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves, 4" long, thick, glossy, dark green and heavily veined; coppery bronze when new. Upright habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Shammarello 

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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