Fred Peste AGM

Rhododendron 'Fred Peste'
yakushimanum x 'Corona'(s) x
AGM 2012
Shrub 0.8 x 1m in 14 years.
Flowers: 14/truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 53 x 75mm, 5-lobed, strong red, lower 7mm of throat dark red, spotting dark red on all lobes, especially dorsal.
Mid May.
Leaves: narrowly elliptic, 75-95 x 25-30mm; much darker than moderate olive green above, with heavy moderate orange-yellow indumentum below.

Photo: Ralph Carpenter