Hampshire Belle

Rhododendron 'Hampshire Belle'
Parentage unknown. Seedling found c1973 by E.W. George
AM 1952
Flowers: 8-11/truss, 38 x 40mm, 5-lobed, close to deep purplish pink at margins, shading to nearly white in centre of lobes and with a conspicuous flare of red blotches on dorsal lobe and adjacent halves of lateral lobes; deeper coloured streaks on back of lobes.
Foliage: linear, 80 x 9mm.
Very dense, upright shrub.

Photo: Russell Beeson
Location: Dorset