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More Information: Rhododendron 'Summer Rose'

R. 'Summer Rose' 
  Photo: The Dow Gardens Archive, Bugwood

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-shaped, 2" across, strong purplish-red with considerable dark reddish-purple spots on dorsal lobe. Held in ball trusses of 8-12.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Very Late

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 4 to 5" long, yellowish-green with thin tan to golden indumentum, retained 2 years. Silvery gray tomentum when new. New stems are red. Upright, rounded habit.

Height:  5 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  maximum x Romany Chai

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridized or Selected by:  Ticknor

Registration Reference:  ARS 794

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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