Hugh Koster

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'
Syn: 'Helen Schiffner'
'George Hardy' (s) X 'Doncaster' hybrid
AM 1933
Flowers: up to 16/truss, funnel-shaped, 60 x 70-80mm, glowing scarlet, with black dorsal markings.
Calyx 1-7mm long, red.
Foliage: similar to 'Doncaster'. i.e. c120 x 45mm, dark green and glossy above.
Shrub 1.5m in 10 years.

Location: Ramster 2008
Photo: Miranda Gunn