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Description of Rhododendron 'Black Satin'

R. 'Black Satin' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

minus var minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum Sempervirens Group 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower tubular funnel-shaped , wavy-lobes, 1" across, light violet-purple with a coral throat. Held in ball-shaped trusses of about 10. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong, apiculate apex, cuneate base, aromatic, about 1" long, age from light green to rusty green. Wide, upright habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Mezitt 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 881 

 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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