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Description of Rhododendron 'Purple Gem'

R. 'Purple Gem' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

minus Carolinianum Group x fastigiatum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower bright purplish-violet. Held in ball-shaped trusses. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves " long, aromatic, rusty olive-green. New growth is grayish-blue, and turn bronze in winter. Dense, compact, rounded habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Nearing 

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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