Rhododendron sanguineum ssp. didymum

R. sanguineum 
Photo source: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, deep blackish-crimson, prominent calyx. Inflorescence 3-6 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason to Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 2" long, thin, compacted silvery to gray indumentum. 

Plant Habit: 

Rounded low shrub, sometimes leggy in shade 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Neriiflora 

Geographical Origin: 

China (NW Yunnan, SE Tibet) 

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate
and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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