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R. 'Sappho' x R. 'Tweedy Bird'

R. 'Sappho' x R. 'Tweedy Bird'


A striking white flowering rhododendron hybrid that has a deep maroon-purple blotch in the upper lobe. Created by Roy and Evelyn Thompson of the Thompson Nursery, the plant will be 5-6 ft tall in 10 years, and just as wide. This hybrid was used extensively in the Thompson's breeding program, as it has many good qualities. Hardy to zero. 

Rare Variety – This variety is difficult to find anywhere due to these reasons

·       Hard to propagate – many cultivars do not root easily from cuttings, but at a reduced rate thus making the plant rare.

·       Hard to find – these cultivars are hard to find in the first place, probably because they are hard to root from cuttings

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