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Description of Rhododendron 'Blue Ensign'

R. 'Blue Ensign' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unknown x unknown 

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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Slocock 

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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