Rhododendron 'Blue Danube'
Van Hecke, Belgium, and registered from Boskoop in 1969
Parentage unknown but includes R.kaempferi
AMT 1970, FCCT 1975, AGM (1993, 2002) 2012
Upright slightly open and spreading habit.
10 year height/spread: 100cm/150cm
Flowers: a distinctive deep bluish violet spotted deep red (the spots appearing almost black).
Foliage: dark green with bronze undertones, ciliate and shining.
Distinctive, attractive and very hardy.
Suitable for small gardens.
Photo: John Weagle & Ken Shannik