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More Information: Rhododendron 'Smokey or Smokey No 9'

R. 'Smokey or Smokey No 9' 
  Photo: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" wide, inside vivid purple with black spotted blotch on dorsal lobe, some spots extending onto adjacent lobes; outside vivid purple shading to deep purplish red at midribs. Held in ball-shaped truss of 15.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, recurved margins, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 6" long, bullate, semi-glossy, dark bluish green to dark green, retained 2 years. Copper-looking new growth.

Height:  6 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  Burgundy x Moser's Maroon

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridized or Selected by:  Lem

Registration Reference:  ARS 981

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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