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Description of Rhododendron 'Ruby Bowman'

R. 'Ruby Bowman' 
Photo by: Richard Gustafson

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

fortunei x Lady Bligh 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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