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More Information: Rhododendron 'Blue Pacific'

R. 'Blue Pacific' 
Photo: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, light reddish-purple with a dark reddish-purple blotch and spots, light reddish-purple stripes on reverse. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 10-16.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute apex, cuneate base, 5" to 6" long, glossy, yellow-green, retained 3 years. Best performance in some shade.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Purple Splendour x Susan

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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