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More Information: Rhododendron 'Connecticut Yankee'

R. 'Connecticut Yankee' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 2" across, open vivid purple and age to light purple, edges slightly darker, light olive flare. Dome-shaped trusses of 16-20.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, flat to convex, obtuse apex, rounded base, 5" to 6" long, dark green, retained 3-4 years. Vigorous, but compact habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -25F  ( -32C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   unnamed lavender catawbiense type x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Mehlquist

Registration Reference:  ARS 912

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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