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Rhododendron Fortunei Emma and May

  • Briggs Nursery

Selected form of the species. Honors Emma Smith DeVoe and May Arkwright Hutton, who helped Washington state women get the vote in 1910. Prior to the vote, male politicians tried to placate the women by allowing them to choose the state flower. They chose the rhododendron, but also chose to pursue voting rights for women. Fragrant flowers are shell pink in bud, opening to white. 6′ x 6′

  • Variety Emma and May
  • Zone Zone 6 (H2)
  • Mature Size 6' x 6'
  • Bloom Time Earlier Midseason
  • Plant Type Evergreen Shrub