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More Information: Rhododendron 'Else Frye'

R. 'Else Frye' 
Photo: Dick Jones

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 4" across, very fragrant, white, flushed pink to rose outside, with a bright yellow throat. Semi-erect flowers held in lax trusses of 3-6.

Fragrant:  Yes

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, 3" long, dark green with deeply impressed veins. Stems, leaves and buds densely covered with light brown hairs. Leaf undersides scaly, glaucous light green. Bark reddish-brown fissured gray.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  15F  ( -9C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  ciliicalyx x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Bowman

Registration Reference:  ARS 633

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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