Yakushimanum Rhododendrons

 

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Fantastica
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Fantastica

Parentage: Mars x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'.
Introduced: 1984
Flower description: Purplish-pink flowers fading to white. Flowers May/June.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft approx in 10 years. An evergreen, Fantastica makes a compact bush with dark green foliage and attractive velvet like indumentum.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.


 

Bashful
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Bashful

Parentage: yakushimanum x Doncaster.
Introduced: 1971 by Waterers
Flower description: Camellia-rose flowers with a reddish-brown blotch. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 80-100cm/ 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Bashful makes a rounded compact shrub.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

Bluerettia Blurettia

Parentage: Blue Peter x Koichiro.
Introduced: 1983 by Hachmann
Flower description: Deep purplish pink on wavy margins, shading towards very pale purple with red markings.  Flowers May/June
Height & habit: 2.5m x 4 m in 10 years. Ovate light green leaves on a large shrub.
Uses: The bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for a mixed border.


 

Doc
Doc

Parentage: yakushimanum x 'Corona’.
Introduced: 1972 by Waterers
Flower description: Compact trusses of slightly frilled flowers, light pink fading to white. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Doc makes a small compact shrub.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

Hachmann's Marlis
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Hachmann's Marlis

Parentage: 'Mars' x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'.
Introduced: 1988
Flower description: Rose pink flowers with paler centre giving a striped effect as they fade. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Marlis has a strong upright habit; leaves have attractive velvet like silvery indumentum.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

Hachmann's Polaris
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Hachmann's Polaris

Parentage: yakushimanum 'Koichivo Wada' x 'Omega'.
Introduced: 1983
Flower description: Strong purplish-pink edges merge into a paler purplish pink centre. Flowers May/June.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Polaris has a compact mounding habit with hairy leaves.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

Kalinka
Kalinka

Parentage: 'Morgenrot' x ('Mars' x yakushimanum).
Introduced: 1968
Flower description: Red in bud, the flowers open rose-pink with yellow-green spotting. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 80-100cm/ 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Kalinka makes a small compact spreading shrub.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

       
Percy Wiseman
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Percy Wiseman

Parentage: yakushimanum x 'Fabia Tangerine', selfed.
Introduced: 1971 by Waterers
Flower description: A mixture of pink and cream flowers passing to creamy white. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 100-150cm / 3.3- 5ft approx. in 10 years. Percy Wiseman is a taller growing variety but keeps compact and has glossy dark green leaves.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

Pink Cherub      Pink Cherub

 

 

Parentage: yakushimanum x Doncaster
Introduced: about 1964 Waterers
Flower description: Rose-pink flowers with paler centre. Flowers in May
Height & habit: 100-150cm approx in 10 years. Pink Cherub has a ounded, compact habit
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons


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Silberwollke Silberwolke

Parentage: Koichoi Wada x Album Novum.
Introduced: 1978 by Hachmann
Flower description: Very light pink fowers fading to white. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 10-100cm / 3.3 - 3.3ft in approx 10 years. Silberwolke has a compact rounded habit and ovate hairy leaves.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons

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Sneezy
Sneezy

Parentage: yakushimanum x 'Doncaster'.
Introduced: 1971 by Waterers
Flower description: Tyrian rose flowers deeper at the edges of the petal with a dark red blotch on the upper lobe. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft in approx 10 years. Sneezy has a compact habit and dark green leaves.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

       
Surrey Heath
Surrey Heath

Parentage: facetum x Fabia Group x yakushimanum x 'Britannia'.
Introduced: 1975 by Waterers
Flower description: Rose-pink flowers slightly spotted orange. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Surrey Heath has a rounded habit and the leaves have attractive white tomentose when young. Named after the Borough Council.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

Titian Beauty
Titian Beauty

Parentage: facetum x 'Fabia Tangerine' x yakushimanum 'Fabia Tangerine'.
Introduced: 1971 by Waterers
Flower description: Geranium to vermilion coloured flowers in May/June.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Titian Beauty makes a compact but upright shrub with attractive velvety brown indumentum beneath the dark foliage.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons.

 

Vintage Rose Vintage Rosé

Parentage: yakushimanum x 'Jalisco Eclipse' x Fusilier.
Introduced: 1974 by Waterers
Flower description: Funnel shaped with wavy margins, rose-pink in colour with a deeper centre. Flowers May.
Height & habit: 80-100cm / 2.5 - 3.3ft approx. in 10 years. Vintage Rosé makes a rounded shrub with dark green leaves and attractive velvet like indumentum.
Uses: Perfect for containers, the bold flowers provide a colourful display in spring and the evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year. A good choice for the front of a mixed border or planting at the base of larger growing Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons

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