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More Information: Rhododendron 'Taurus'


R. 'Taurus' 
Photo: Doug Irish-Hosler

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

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.

Height:  6 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague x strigillosum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Mossman

Registration Reference:  ARS 723

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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