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More Information: Rhododendron 'Bumblebee'


R. 'Bumblebee' 
  Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 2" across, vivid reddish purple with a large maroon/black blotch in center of dorsal lobe. Truss holds 25-27 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves ovate, 4-5" long, glossy, dark green.

Height:  5 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
     Purple Splendour x Blue Peter

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridized or Selected by:  King

Registration Reference:  RHS 84

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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