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More Information: Rhododendron 'Helsinki University'

R. 'Helsinki University' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, 3" across, waxy appearance, strong purplish-pink inside with a few dark red spots in dorsal sector. Held in dome-shaped trusses of 12-18 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves oblanceolate, 4" to 6" long, glossy green above, purplish below. Red when new. Upright habit.

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -25F  ( -32C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   brachycarpum ssp tigerstedtii x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Uosukainen

Registration Reference:  RHS 94

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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