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More Information: Rhododendron 'Besse Howells'

R. 'Besse Howells' 
Photo: Joe Coleman

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, frilly, 2" across, deep purplish-red with a deep red blotch. Held in ball-shaped truss.


Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves 4" long, shiny, slightly wrinkled. Compact habit.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   red catawbiense hybrid x Boule de Neige

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Shammarello

Registration Reference:  ARS 733

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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