Dame Nellie Melba

Rhododendron 'Dame Nellie Melba'
'Standishii' x blood red form of arboreum
Shrub: 0.7 x 1m in 10 years
Flowers: 15/truss, outside strong purplish red at edge, shading to light purplish pink.
Late July-August
Foliage: lanceolate, 100 x 40mm, margins decurved, matt green with light silvery indumentum below.

Location: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
Photo: Russell Beeson