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PlantFiles: Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Patty Bee'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Patty Bee
Hybridized by Berg; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1970

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tinyrubies On Jan 8, 2007, tinyrubies from Lebanon, OR wrote:

A beautiful plant for zone 8 Oregon, where its glowing primrose blooms illuminate the overcast spring garden..surround it with early blooming small bulbs.

Positive Todd_Boland On Feb 22, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This dwarf rhododendron produces light yellow flowers in mid-spring. It is small enough for a rock garden setting. It is one of the most popular dwarf yellow rhododendrons on the market. It was a cross between R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' X R. fletcherianum. Overall, it looks like a large R. keiskei.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Greenwich, Connecticut
Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
Coos Bay, Oregon
Lebanon, Oregon

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