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More Information: Rhododendron 'Whitney's Orange'


R. 'Whitney's Orange' 
  Photo: Bill Stipe

Predominant Flower Color:  Orange, Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-campanulate, wavy lobes, 3" across, yellowish-pink with a vivid reddish-orange blotch and spots and edged in red. Ball-shaped truss has about 15 flowers. Another form is deeper orange and unmarked.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 5" long, convex, dull, medium green, retained 2 years. New growth is yellowish-green. Broad, open growing plant with decumbent, willowy branches. Needs pruning to keep more compact.

Height:  4 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  dichroanthum x Diana

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridized or Selected by:  Whitney

Registration Reference:  ARS 764

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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