Rhododendron 'Dame Nellie Melba'

Photo: Harold Greer

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, about 3" across, bright pink, paling at the center, with brownish-red spotting. Conical-shaped truss of about 12 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong-obovate, up to 6" long, glossy, dark green. Upright, dense habit. Large trusses may cause branches to bend sideways. Give protection from sun. 

Height in 10 Yrs: 

6 ft 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 

Standishii x arboreum ssp arboreum  

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridized or Selected by: 

Loder, E. 

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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