Apricot Fantasy

Rhododendron 'Apricot Fantasy'
'Hotei' x 'Brandt's Tropicana'
Shrub 0.8m x 0.8m in 6 years
Flowers: 13/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 55 x 85mm, 5 very wavy edged lobes, strong yellowish-pink in bud, opeining inside light yellow with prominent dorsal flare of vivid reddish-orange, spots almost solid in throat, outside light yellowish pink.
Foliage: oblong, 120 x 50mm, flat, dull and dark yellowish green above, hairless.

Photo: Jenny Fly