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Description of Rhododendron 'Connecticut Yankee'

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

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unnamed lavender catawbiense type x unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 912 

 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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