Rhododendron 'Loderi Venus'
FCC 1914, AGM (1993) 2012
Flowers: enormous somewhat floppy trusses of about 12 pink buds open to very large blush pink
flowers sometimes with 2 or 3 rows of marked red spots in the throat. Very fragrant.
Elliptic glabrous mid green foliage more similar to
griffithianum but with purple petioles.
10 year height/spread: 2m/2.5m
Recognise by: the petioles, the truss and flower size and colour; the spotting, and the far reaching
A few days later than most of the others in the grex. Needs grafting. There are deeper pink forms
of Loderi. Flowers as large as 'King George' (but the largest are 'Sir Edmund'). Will tolerate cutting
Location: Leonardslee, May 1998