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More Information: Rhododendron 'Black Satin'

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

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

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves oblong, apiculate apex, cuneate base, aromatic, about 1" long, age from light green to rusty green. Wide, upright habit.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   minus var minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum Sempervirens Group

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Mezitt

Registration Reference:  ARS 881

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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