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Description of Rhododendron 'Saffron Queen'

R. 'Saffron Queen' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

xanthostephanum x burmanicum 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-shaped, 2" across, vivid yellow with darker spotting on dorsal lobes. Held in lax trusses with 8 - 9 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

20F  (-7C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 3" long, glossy green. Upright, open growth habit. Prefers some sun. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Waterer, J. 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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