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Description of Rhododendron 'Virginia Richards'

R. 'Virginia Richards' 
Photo by: Boris Bauer

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(wardii x F.C. Puddle) x Mrs Betty Robertson 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink, Yellow 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower long lasting, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across, open rosy-pink aging to apricot and then yellow, pinkish-red spotting. Ball-shaped trusses of 10-12 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, 3" to 4" long, yellowish-green, retained 3 years. Rounded, well-branched scrub. Susceptible to powdery mildew. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Whitney 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 764 

 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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