Rhododendron 'Anah Kruschke'
Common name: 
Anah Kruschke Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen, 6 ft (1.8 m) in 10 years, compact, rounded habit.  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, wedge-shaped base, glossy yellow-green to dark green, to 13 cm long.   Flowers 7.5 cm wide, pale lavender-blue to reddish purple, 10-12 per tight clusters.
  • -15° F, mid-late to late, 3-4/4/5 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].   Sun and heat tolerant; popular in California.
  • Introduced in 1973 by Wright's Nursery of Canby, Oregon.  Reportedly bred by Franz Kruschke of Clackamas County, Oregon, and named for his wife Anah.  Derived from 'Purple Splendour' and a seed-grown specimen of R. ponticum.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of parking lot north of Halsell dorm.
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