Betty Wormald

Rhododendron 'Betty Wormald'
'George Hardy' X un-named red hybrid
AM 1935; FCC 1964
Flowers: 10-18/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 65 x 100mm, rich rose in bud, opening lilac rose, paler in centre,
marked with blackish crimson at base of dorsal lobe; nectaries dark crimson. Calyx lobes up to 8mm long.
Foliage: oblong-obovate, c160 x 60mm, dark glossy green.
Shrub 2.0m in 10 years.

Location: Ramster 2008
Photo: Miranda Gunn