Dopey AGM

Rhododendron 'Dopey'
Said to be facetum
x 'Fabia') x (yakushimanum
x 'Fabia Tangerine')
(so yakushimanum, dichroanthum, facetum and unknown)
Waterer Sons & Crisp 1971
AMT 1977, FCCT 1979, AGM (1993) 2012
1.5m by 1m
10 year height/spread: 1m/0.8m
Flowers: upright trusses of about 15, red unfading
flowers a little paler around the edges.
Fairly broad matt leaves but, surprisingly, no indumentum. Growth compact but a little upright.
Recognise by: the habit, but hard to identify out of flower.
An excellent red semi dwarf. Easy to grow and root.

Halgrabron Mill, Devon, May 1997
Photo: Philip Evans