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Description of Rhododendron 'Taurus'

R. 'Taurus' 
Photo by: Doug Irish-Hosler

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague x strigillosum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower campanulate, 3" across, vivid and strong red with darker throat and black spots on dorsal lobe. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 16 flowers. Deep red winter buds. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, acute apex, rounded base, about 7" long, dark green, retained 3 years. Afternoon sun protection works best for this plant. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Mossman 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 723 

 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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