Rhododendron 'Hille'
'Graf Lennart' X irroratum 'Polka Dot'.
Shrub 0.75 x 0.9m in 9 years, of very compact habit.
Flowers: 9-13/compact rounded truss, open funnel-shaped, 35-46 x 50-70mm, with 5-6 slightly wavy-edged lobes, pale yellow, tinged pink in bud, opening creamy yellow inside and out; all lobes speckled dark red.
Early April
Foliage: ovate to elliptic, 62-106 x 30-45mm, margins flat to decurved, slightly glossy above, hairless.

Photo: Pam Hayward