Countess of Athlone

Rhododendron 'Countess of Athlone'
'Geoffrey Millais' (s) X 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum'
Flowers: 9-15/fairly compact, conical truss (sometimes more rounded),50-55 x 60-90mm, outside lilac to pale lilac,
inside whitish lilac, margins partly pale lilac, with a few greenish yellow dorsal markings. Calyx lobes 2-4mm long.
Late-May - Early-June
Foliage: ovate, c125 x 55mm, glossy olive green above.
Shrub to 2.0m in 10 years.

Location: Ramster 2008
Photo: Miranda Gunn

Location: South Africa
Photo: Barbara Knox-Shaw