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More Information: Rhododendron 'Purple Gem'

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

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower bright purplish-violet. Held in ball-shaped trusses.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

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

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   minus Carolinianum Group x fastigiatum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Nearing

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.

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