Rhododendron 'Frankby'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Ness Holt Hybrid


Shrub 0.75 × 1.0m in 12 years

Flowers: Loose trusses of 10-12, widely tubular funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 45mm long × 53mm wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, deep yellowish pink in bud, opening pale orange-yellow and suffused light yellowish pink inside, outside pale greenish yellow and suffused moderate yellowish pink; dorsal blotch of vivid orange-yellow; calyx 3mm long, light yellow-green



Foliage: Leaves are 20-75mm long × 7-30mm wide, elliptic, wavy-edged, apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, glossy green, hairless. Good autumn leaf colour. Deciduous

Other information: A Denny Pratt hybrid raised in about 1986 as DP 126A; registered by Ness Botanic Gardens in 1998. Unlikely to be commercially available

Location: Ness

Registration photograph