Rhododendron 'Anah Kruschke'
Anah Kruschke Rhododendron
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.