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Description of Rhododendron 'John Paul II'

R. 'John Paul II' 
Photo by: Bill Stipe

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Mars x (The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague x Cheer) 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, frilly edges, 2" across, deep red with pale yellow-green streaks on dorsal lobe. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 15 to 18. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, concave, acute apex, cuneate base, 7" long, glossy, dark green, retained 2-3 years. Plant habit upright, and spreading, somewhat open. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 902 

 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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