American Rhododendron Society Web Site ARS
navigation menu background

Rhododendron Plant Search

New Search

  "Printer Friendly" Page

More Information: Rhododendron 'Ruby Bowman'

R. 'Ruby Bowman' 
Photo: Richard Gustafson

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly campanulate, wavy-edges, up to 4" across, rose-pink with a vivid red throat. Held in dome-shaped truss of 13-15 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, acute apex, cuneate to rounded base, 4" to 8" long, slightly glossy, mid green, retained 3 years. Spreading habit. Fertilizer sensitive. Prefers afternoon sun protection.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  fortunei x Lady Bligh

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Bowman

Registration Reference:  RHS 58

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.

American Rhododendron Society
Executive Director: P.O. Box 525, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 416-424-1942   Fax: 905-262-1999   E-Mail:
1998-2015, ARS, All rights reserved.