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More Information: Rhododendron 'Venus' Baby'

R. 'Venus' Baby' 
  Photo: Donald Hyatt

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped with wavy-edged lobes, 4⅛" across, with occasional petaloid stamens. light to pale purplish pink with a white blotch and light green spotting in dorsal throat. 2 flowers/terminal.

Fragrant:  Yes, slightly

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Spring leaves are obovate, flat, acute apex, cuneate base, 2.4" long, glossy, slightly fragrant, moderate yellow green, with discrete hairs above and below, white maturing to white or pale gold. Upright and spreading plant habit.

Deciduous or Evergreen:  Evergreen

Height:  3 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Forcing azalea by Henson x Girard's Hot Shot

Hybridized or Selected by:  McDonald

Registration Reference:  ARS 931

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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