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Description of Rhododendron 'Arthur Bedford'

R. 'Arthur Bedford' 
Photo by: Boris Bauer

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unknown x ponticum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Lavender 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3" across, fragrant, pale mauve tube, darker lobes with a brownish-red blotch. Held in dome-shaped trusses of 11 to 16 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

Yes 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong-elliptic, thick, up to 6" long, glossy, dark green with reddish-purple stems, retained 1 year. Open, upright habit. Sun tolerant. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Lowinsky 

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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