Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie'
Essex Scarlet x forrestii ssp. forrestii Repens Group
HCT 1974, AMT 1986; AGM (1993) 2012
1m by 2m
10 year height/spread: 0.8m/1.5m
Flowers: trusses of 6 to 10 bright scarlet with deeper red spotting.
Rounded glossy dark green leaves similar to 'Repens'.
Recognise by: the flowers; leaves more rounded than the other similar Hobbie reds; dense low
Very free flowering after a few years. Easy to root. Excellent foliage. Dislikes extreme heat.
Photo: Stephen Lyus