Large Hybrids

Large Hybrids

The hardy hybrids have inherited the robust constitution of their parents. Most will tolerate open sites in sun provided their root zone remains reliably moist. They are ideal for most general plantings and may be grown as specimens, as hedges or screens.

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Rhododendron 'Aladdin'

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Large plant, improved by pruning. Much like auriculatum, flowers medium pink, deeper in throat, trumpet shaped. Heat tolerant.Flower Colour: Medium-pink, deeper in throatFlowering Time: June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  10.00 metres / 32 feet 9 inchesParentage : griersonianum x auriculatumHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest par..

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Rhododendron 'Angelo FCC'

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Evergreen tall shrub with enormous scented flowers, blush pink-white with pale green spots within, held in magnificent upright trusses. Tall tree-like open habit, requires a sheltered and shaded site.Flower Colour: Blush pink-whiteFlowering Time: late May Scented:   Yes Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : fortunei ssp disco..

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Rhododendron 'Arthur Bedford'

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Upright shrub. Dark green leaves. Lavender mauve flowers with deep brownish red marking outside,. Good for cold gardens. Sun tolerant and heat resistant.Flower Colour: Lavender mauveFlowering Time: late May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : ponticum hybridHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the col..

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Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'

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Upright habit. Dark green leaves, paler below. Lavender blue flowers with a deeper blotch, wavy edged petals, Highly recommended especially for cold gardens.Flower Colour: Lavender blueFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Unknown ( Probably a ponticum hybrid.)Hardiness : -18°C (0°F) Har..

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Rhododendron 'Bluebell'

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Light purple tinged blue, centre, white.Flower Colour: Light purple tinged blueFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : unknownHardiness : -23°C (-10°F) Hardy anywhere in the UK and moderate parts of Europe such as Holland, southern Sweden, coastal Denmark, favourable parts of Germany etc...

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Rhododendron 'Boddaertianum'

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Named for Boddaert, foreman to van Houte of Ghent. Compact, round trusses of 18-22. Buds lavender pink open to funnel shape flowers. White with a crimson ray and dark purple markingsFlower Colour: White, crimson & purple markings, lavender in budFlowering Time: April Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : arboreu..

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Rhododendron 'catawbiense Grandiflorum'

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Extremely hardy, handsome dark green leaves. Funnel shaped lilac flowers in full, rounded trusses.Flower Colour: LilacFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : catawbiense x unknownHardiness : Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Cheer'

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A medium sized, compact rounded shrub with glossy mid green leaves. Bears pink flowers with a prominent red blotch. Requires neutral to acid soil.Flower Colour: Pink, red blotchFlowering Time: March-April Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Cunninghams White x red catawbiense hybridHardiness : -23°C (-10°F) Ha..

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Rhododendron 'Chionoides'

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Tolerant of the sun and cold, this compact growing hybrid grows beatifully even when planted in location often considered too exposed for a Rh. A broad and dense shrub. Flower White. J.Waterer before 1886Flower Colour: Creamy whiteFlowering Time: May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Ponticum HybridHardiness..

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Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer'

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Compact evergreen shrub with pale pink flowers; , valuable for its early flowering, used to be forced for Christmas in Fance until early 1900 but name is deceptive - with us, flowers in March.Flower Colour: Pink, fading to whiteFlowering Time: January-March Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : causasicum hybrid..

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Rhododendron 'Colonel Rogers'

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Fine tall growing variety with large leaves covered below with a thick rusty red indumentum Attractive pale lilac flowers April-May. Fine foliage plantsFlower Colour: Pale lilacFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  5.00 metres / 16 feet 4 inchesParentage : falconeri x niveumHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest p..

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Rhododendron 'Coral Mist'

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Frilly edges, 3" wide, inside pale Yellowish-pink with a pale yellow blotch and red spots, outside deep purplish-pink at margins, shading to pale purplish pink at base.Flower Colour: Purplish PinkFlowering Time: May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage : Nancy Evans x Mrs FurnivallHardiness : Group : Large Hybrids..

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Rhododendron 'Cosmopolitan'

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A medium sized dense shrub with dark green glossy foliage. In May bears light pink flowers with a deep red flare. Requires neutral or acid soil. _x000d_ Flower Colour: Light pink, red flareFlowering Time: Late May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Cunningham's White x VesuviusHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in..

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Rhododendron 'Countess of Derby'

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Huge trusses of Pale pink with deeper pink margins,a few spots on upper lopeFlower Colour: Pale pink, deep pink marksFlowering Time: June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Pink Pearl x CynthiaHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest parts of UK.Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Crest'

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Flower Colour: Flowering Time: Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Hardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest parts of UK.Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Cunningham\'s Blush'

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A medium to tall shrub. In late May bears lilac-pink flowers marked with red and pink._x000d_ Requires neutral or acid soil. _x000d_ Flower Colour: Flowering Time: Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  0.00 metres / 0 feet 0 inchesParentage : Hardiness : -23°C (-10°F) Hardy anywhere in the UK and moderate parts of Europe such as Holland, southern Swede..

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Rhododendron 'Cunningham\'s White'

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Forms a very dense shrub, olive green leaves. White flowers, with a yellow eye in upright trusses. Can survive cold exposed gardens,useful shelter plant or hedge. James Cunningham of Comely Bank 1830Flower Colour: White, yellow eyeFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : caucasicum x pontic..

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Rhododendron 'Cynthia'

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Fine old hybrid, introduced in 1856. Forms a wide crowned small tree at maturity. Cerise pink flowers,Flower Colour: Cerise pinkFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  6.00 metres / 19 feet 8 inchesParentage : catawbiense x griffithianumHardiness : -23 to -29°C (-10°F to -10°F) Hardy anywhere in the UK.Group : Large Hybrids over 2..

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Rhododendron 'David'

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Upright shrub, well covered in dark green leaves. Well formed trusses of dark red flowers,Flower Colour: RedFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Hugh koster x neriiflorumHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest parts of UK.Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Dawn\'s Delight'

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Carmine buds open to large,filly soft pink marked crimson shading to white May-June. Good foliageFlower Colour: Soft pinkFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  0.00 metres / 0 feet 0 inchesParentage : griffithianum x unknownHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest parts of UK.Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Fastuosum Flore Pleno'

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Tall bushy variety, dark green curved leaves, double deep lilac flowers, Very hardy and vigorous. Flowers last longer in light shade. Recommended alternative to R. ponticum - better colour, as tough, and not an invasive weed!Flower Colour: Deep lilacFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : ..

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Rhododendron 'Frank Galsworthy'

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Flower Colour: Garnet lake with pale olive spotFlowering Time: Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  0.00 metres / 0 feet 0 inchesParentage : ponticum xHardiness : Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Furnivall\'s Daughter'

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Fine bushy plant ,mid green leaves. Loose trusses of rose pink flowers with a crimson blotch.very much like Mrs FurnivallFlower Colour: PinkFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : griffithianum hybrid x caucasicum hybridHardiness : -23°C (-10°F) Hardy anywhere in the UK and moderate parts ..

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Rhododendron 'Glory of Penjerrick'

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Fine old tree like variety . Slightly curved pale green leaves.Flowers deep strawberry red fading to pink,March-April. Best in a sheltered site.Flower Colour: Red fades to pinkFlowering Time: March-April Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  5.00 metres / 16 feet 4 inchesParentage : arboreum x griffithianumHardiness : -15 to -18°C (5°F to 0°F) Hardy in ..

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Rhododendron 'Gomer Waterer'

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Good tough hybrid, introduced in before 1900. Forms dense bushy shrub becoming more open at maturity. Blush pink flowers. Good variety for cold exposed gardens.Flower Colour: Blush pinkFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : catawbiense hybridHardiness : -23 to -29°C (-10°F to -10°F) Hardy..

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Rhododendron 'Halfdan Lem'

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Compact shrub . A medium sized vigorous shrub with dark green slightly twisted foliage. Bears large trusses of waxy red flowers with darker spots. Requires neutral or acid soil.Flower Colour: Waxy redFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Jean Marie de Montague x red loderiHardiness : -1..

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Rhododendron 'Hawk Crest'

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Outstanding hybrid, upright but compact if grown in full light. Dark blue green leaves. Flowers are apricot in bud, opening to deep primrose yellow. Spectacular and highly recommended. Appreciates shelter from cold winds.Flower Colour: Primrose yellowFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage ..

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Rhododendron 'Jacksonii'

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Fine old hybrid, first introduced in 1835, forms a very compact flat topped shrub. Olive Green leaves. Pink Flowers, cream inside, deep pink line down each petal, March-April. Very hardy and well worth growing, particularly in cold gardens.Flower Colour: Pink, deep pink lineFlowering Time: March-April Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / ..

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Rhododendron 'Lavender Queen'

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Light bluish-lavender, slightly frilled flowers with a faint blotch in a small rounded truss. Glossy foliage in tiers on a vigorous, bushy, compact but open plant.Flower Colour: Light bluish lavenderFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage : red catawbiense x Boule de NeigeHardiness : -15 to -..

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Rhododendron 'Leo'

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Bushy shrub with dark green foliage and rich red flowers.Flower Colour: Rich redFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.50 metres / 8 feet 2 inchesParentage : Britannia x elliottiiHardiness : Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Loderi King George F.C.C.- micro-prop'

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Pink in bud opening to pure white , green markings in the throat, fragrant. Needs partially shaded site, sheltered from cold winds, and prefers woodland conditions.(Sir Edmund Loder) Crossed 1901 AM 1968. FCC 1970 AGM 1993Flower Colour: Pure white, green spots, fragrantFlowering Time: Late April-Early May Scented:   Yes Ultimate Height :  4.00 metr..

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Rhododendron 'Loderi Pink Diamond - microprop'

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Pastel shell pink, and fragrant(Sir Edmund Loder) Crossed 1901. Flowered 1907. FCC 1914. AGM 1993Flower Colour: Pastel shell pink, and fragrantFlowering Time: Late April-Early May Scented:   Yes Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : griffithianum x fortunei ssp fortuneiHardiness : Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Lord Roberts'

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Stiff upright habit, staying compact in a sunny position, dark green leaves, deep red flowers with a black blotch in neat trusses. Good in cold gardens.Flower Colour: Red, black blotchFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : catawbiense Hybrid ?Hardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the c..

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Rhododendron 'Markeeta\'s Prize'

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Needs woodland shelter. Vigorous. Bright scarlet red flowers, absolutely huge and set on top of a swirl of a deep green, thick, waxy leaves.Flower Colour: Huge deep redFlowering Time: May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Loderi Venus x AnnaHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest parts of UK.Gro..

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Rhododendron 'Midsummer'

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Tall upright habit. Very dark leaves. Mid pink flowers with a yellow eye .Very hardy, useful late flowering variety, especially good for cold gardens.Flower Colour: Pink with a yellow eyeFlowering Time: June-July Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : maximum x unknownHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the ..

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Rhododendron 'Monsieur Marcel Menard'

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Compact upright plant with convex dark green leaves. Large dark purple flowers in upright trusses, with a golden flare in the throat. Stunning with creams and yellows.Flower Colour: Deep violet, yellow-green markingsFlowering Time: late May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  1.50 metres / 4 feet 11 inchesParentage : unknownHardiness : -18°C (0°F..

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Rhododendron 'Mother of Pearl'

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Rich pink buds opening delicate pink, fading to white with very faint brownish on upper lodes; pink stamens, and a few pink streaks (J.Waterer 1925)Flower Colour: Delicate pink, fade whiteFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : sport of Pink PearlHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but th..

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Rhododendron 'Mrs Charles.E. Pearson'

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Superb bushy hybrid. dark green leaves. large trusses of apricot pink flowers Highly recommended especially for cold gardens. (M.Koster & Son 1909)Flower Colour: Apricot pinkFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : Coombe Royal x catawbiense grandiflorumHardiness : -23°C (-10°F) Hardy anyw..

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Rhododendron 'Mrs G.W.Leak'

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Tall vigorous plant with greyish olive green leaves. Clear light rose pink flowers with a heavy pink blotch are produced in conical trusses, Highly recommmended for cold gardens.Flower Colour: Rose pink, heavy blotchFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : Coombe Royal x Chavalier Felix de..

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Rhododendron 'Mrs Tom.H.Lowinsky'

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Flowers open blush pink , fading to white tinged mauve, inside fading white with reddish brown blotch, ( A.Waterer before 1901)Flower Colour: White tinged mauveFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  4.00 metres / 13 feet 1 inchesParentage : griffithianum x HalopeanumHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest parts of UK..

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Rhododendron 'Nimrod'

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Superb new introduction, forming a dense compact shrub. Bright green leaves. Huge rounded trusses of rose pink flowers, speckled brown, AM1987Flower Colour: Rose pinkFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : irroratum`Polka Dot'x calophytumHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldes..

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Rhododendron 'Pinguin'

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Light violet with conspicuous deep burgundy red, almost black blotch, Bred by H.HachmannFlower Colour: Light violetFlowering Time: May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage : Hardiness : Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Pink Pearl'

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Still one of the most popular larger hybrids. Open growing with large pale green leaves.Large, soft rose pink flowers in tall conical trusses, May-June. Good for cold gardens. J.Waterer 1897Flower Colour: PinkFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  6.00 metres / 19 feet 8 inchesParentage : George Hardy x BroughtoniiHardiness : -23..

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Rhododendron 'Polar Bear'

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Magnificent hybrid, forming a small tree. Long dark green leaves, sweetly scented white flowers with a green throat. Highly recommended. Can scent the whole garden in high summer. Other clones may flower later.Flower Colour: White, large, scentedFlowering Time: June-July Scented:   Yes Ultimate Height :  6.00 metres / 19 feet 8 inchesParentage : di..

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Rhododendron 'Queen of Hearts'

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Compact upright variety. Dark matt green leaves covered below with a yellowy fawn indumentum. Glowing dark crimson flowers in domed shaped trusses, April-May. About the darkest colour of any medium height rhododendron. Very hardy but always leggy.Flower Colour: Dark crimsonFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 f..

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Rhododendron 'Selig (Giles)'

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Pink flowers, fading to salmon on the tube. Lady Loder, FCC 1937 (her Son, Giles backwards)Flower Colour: Pink , fading to salmonFlowering Time: Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  0.00 metres / 0 feet 0 inchesParentage : cinnabarinum Blandfordiiflorum Group x maddeniiHardiness : Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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Rhododendron 'Susan'

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Forms a large compact shrub. Dark green leaves with a purple leaf stalk. Amethyst violet flowers, spotted dark purple on the inside of top petals, in large dome-shaped trusses. Highly recommended, unusual coloured variety.Flower Colour: Amethyst violetFlowering Time: April-May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage..

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Rhododendron 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'

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Compact habit,slightly curved dark green leaves, large trusses of red flowers, Very hardy and good for small gardens.Flower Colour: RedFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  1.50 metres / 4 feet 11 inchesParentage : griffithianum xHardiness : -23°C (-10°F) Hardy anywhere in the UK and moderate parts of Europe such as Holland, sou..

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Rhododendron 'Virginia Richards'

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Flowers open pale yellow with a pink blush and crimson blotch and fade chinese yellow. Compact dark glossy foliage.Flower Colour: Yellow, tinged pinkFlowering Time: May Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  3.00 metres / 9 feet 10 inchesParentage : Mrs Betty Robertson x unnamed hybridHardiness : -18 to -23°C (0°F to -10°F) Hardy anywhere in the UK.Group..

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Rhododendron 'Vulcan'

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This plant grows into a magnificent mound of green with bright fiery red flowers.Flower Colour: Fiery redFlowering Time: May-June Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.50 metres / 8 feet 2 inchesParentage : Mars x griersonianumHardiness : -18°C (0°F) Hardy in all but the coldest parts of UK.Group : Large Hybrids over 2m..

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