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Description of Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum Improved'

R. 'Fragrantissimum Improved' 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

edgeworthii x formosum var formosum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-shaped, wavy edges, very fragrant, white blushed pink, resembling the flowers of the pollen parent. Held in trusses up to 5 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

Yes 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

15F  (-9C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Foliage is medium-sized, dark green, puckered as in the seed parent. Habit is vastly superior to Fragrantissimum - much tighter growing and more compact; it is an upright, well-branched plant that is easy to grow where adapted. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

unknown 

Registration Reference: 

not registered 

 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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