Anna Baldsiefen

Rhododendron 'Anna Baldsiefen'
'Gable's Pioneer', selfed
PC 1978, HC 1979, AM 1987
Flowers: 1-3 fld axillary trusses, gathered in short, dense, terminal heads, funnel-shaped, up to 20 x 30mm, throat white, otherwise flushed vivid purplish red to deep purplish pink.
Calyx, rudimentary, green, scaly.
Foliage: 25 x 13mm, elliptic, dark glossy green above, slightly scaly above and below.
Shrub 0.4 x 0.4m in 7 years.

Location: Dorset
Photo: Russell Beeson