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More Information: Rhododendron 'Blue Ensign'

R. 'Blue Ensign' 
Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 2⅜" across, purple and a white throat, with a prominent dark purple blotch. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 15-18 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, 4" to 6" long, matte, dark green. Leaves have a tendency to spot. Dense, spreading habit. Tolerates heat well.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  unknown x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Slocock

Registration Reference:  RHS 58

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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