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More Information: Rhododendron 'Virginia Richards'

R. 'Virginia Richards' 
Photo: Boris Bauer

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

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, 3" to 4" long, yellowish-green, retained 3 years. Rounded, well-branched scrub. Susceptible to powdery mildew.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   (wardii x F.C. Puddle) x Mrs Betty Robertson

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Whitney

Registration Reference:  ARS 764

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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