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More Information: Rhododendron 'Early Beni'

R. 'Early Beni' 
  Photo: Joe Coleman

Predominant Flower Color:  Orange

Flower/Truss Description:  Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 2" across, hose-in-hose, petaloid stamens, vivid reddish orange. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, obtuse apex with apiculus, cuneate base, glossy, mid green, retained 2 years. Plant upright, well-branched.

Deciduous or Evergreen:  Evergreen

Height:  2 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Louise Gable x [Oakland x (unknown Belgian hybrid x Carol)]

Hybridized or Selected by:  Gartrell

Registration Reference:  ARS 772

Glossary of plant description terminology.
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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