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Description of Rhododendron 'Else Frye'

R. 'Else Frye' 
Photo by: Dick Jones

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

ciliicalyx x unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

15F  (-9C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 633 

 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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