Rhododendron 'Beethoven'
(Evergreen Azalea)
Vuyk hybrid: Vuyk, Boskoop 1941
Possibly a R.'Maxwell' (R.phoeniceum var.
calycinum f.maxwelli) hybrid, but the stated pollen
parent (a 'Mollis' hybrid) is very doubtful.
AGM (1993) 2002
Medium upright and spreading habit
Flowers: large (to 8cm); fringed petals of orchid
purple with a deeper blotch.
Mid to late season: May
Foliage: typical ciliate mid green leaves
Suitable for small gardens