Rhododendron 'Argosy'
fortunei ssp.discolor x auriculatum
Exbury 1933
AGM 1993
5m by 5m
10 year height/spread: 2m/2m
Flowers: about 8 flowered truss of very large
7-lobed white flowers, yellow in the throat and
with small crimson rays - very fragrant.
Auriculate waxy glabrous foliage with green
petioles stained faintly crimson.
Recognise by: the large size; the flowering time and
the smooth auricled leaves.
Usefully late flowering and one of the most fragrant
of all. Less leggy than auriculatum. It is important
to get the AGM form: there are inferior seedlings
in commerce.