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More Information: Rhododendron 'Dorothy Swift'

R. 'Dorothy Swift' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, slightly fragrant, 2" across, open pale purplish-pink and fade to white. Ball-shaped truss with 12-17 flowers.


Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves obovate, convex, acute apex, cuneate base, 2" to 4" long, glossy, dark green above with cream fading to brown indumentum, leaves held 3-4 years. Dense, spreading shrub.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   smirnowii x degronianum ssp yakushimanum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Mehlquist

Registration Reference:  ARS 951

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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