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More Information: Rhododendron 'Gustav Mehlquist'

R. 'Gustav Mehlquist' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 2⅜" across, dark pink in bud, opening pink and fading to clear white. Ball-shaped trusses of 15.


Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, convex, acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long, matte green above with a light brownish-orange indumentum below initially, later becoming hairless, leaves retained 3 years. Spreading, dense habit.

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   C.S. Sargent x degronianum ssp yakushimanum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Mehlquist

Registration Reference:  ARS 922

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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